Analysis by: Veo Zhang

 THREAT SUBTYPE:

Rooting Tool

 PLATFORM:

Android OS

 OVERALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
 INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type: Hacking Tool

  • Destructiveness: No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes


  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size: 111652 bytes
File Type: APK
Memory Resident: Yes
Initial Samples Received Date: 26 Jun 2014

NOTES:

The rooting tool TowelRoot is made by GeoHot that targets CVE-2014-3153 local privilege escalation vulnerability. It affects Linux Kernel 3.14.5 and consequently, most of Android versions.

It breaks the mobile device's protect mechanism and potentially opens doors to malware which can grant high access to remote attackers.

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine: 9.700
TMMS Pattern File: 1.755.00
TMMS Pattern Date: 30 Jun 2014

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