People are hyper-aware of Android vulnerabilities after the announcement of the Stagefright exploit recently, so Trend Micro is taking the opportunity to detail a bug it found in Android recently. It’s a bug in the mediaserver service that can be used to crash the phone, rendering it unusable until a reboot.
The vulnerability is exploited using a malformed video file in the Matroska container (usually an MKV file. When the mediaserver tries to process the file, it crashes and will likely take the rest of the system with it. Read MoreTrend Micro Discovers Mediaserver Bug That Can Crash Android, But You Don’t Need To Lose Sleep Over It was written by the awesome team at Android Police.