Monday, May 27, 2024

OnePlus 6 Bootloader Vulnerability Could allows Booting any Image even the Bootloader is Locked

A critical OnePlus 6 vulnerability discovered that could allow booting the phone with a modified image and can get administrator privileges even if the bootloader is completely locked and in secure mode.

This OnePlus 6 Vulnerability discovered by Jason Donenfeld of Edge Security, according to the researcher the vulnerability could be exploited by the attacker if they physical access to a OnePlus 6 device.

A bootloader manages and executes the boot sequence, it ensures that you are loading with the genuine software. It is an encrypted security measure and all the Android phones shipped with a locked bootloader.

Need Physical Access to Exploit OnePlus 6 Vulnerability

Jason published a live video demonstration of how an attacker can get a malicious image using the ADB tool’s fastboot command if they have physical access to the device.

All the attacker needs are to do reboot the mobile device in Fastboot mode and by connecting the device to the computer an attacker can download the modified image to the device.

Android police confirm this OnePlus 6 Vulnerability present on the OnePlus 6 and it could give the attacker a full control over the device.

Oneplus has officially acknowledged the bootloader vulnerability, saying that the fix will be rolled out soon.

We take security seriously at OnePlus. We are in contact with the security researcher, and a software update will be rolling out shortly.

This is not the first time OnePlus users under risk, in last November a Remote code Exploitation Found in OnePlus devices that allow hackers can run an arbitrary code on vulnerable OnePlus Mobile Phones.

According to reports, OxygenOS 5.1.6 still includes the hack-friendly bootloader, so a patch might be included in OxygenOS 5.1.7.

Also Read:

OnePlus Website Hacked and Attackers Stolen Many Customers Credit Card Details

OnePlus Phones comes with Pre-installed Backdoor that Provides Root Access to the Device

Critical Vulnerability with OnePlus devices allows Remote Exploitation


Latest articles

Kesakode: A Remote Hash Lookup Service To Identify Malware Samples

Today marks a significant milestone for Malcat users with the release of version 0.9.6,...

Cisco Firepower Vulnerability Let Attackers Launch SQL Injection Attacks

 A critical vulnerability has been identified in Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC) Software's web-based...

Hackers Exploit WordPress Plugin to Steal Credit Card Data

Hackers have exploited an obscure WordPress plugin to inject malware into websites, specifically targeting...

Google Patches Chrome Zero-Day: Type Confusion in V8 JavaScript

Google has released a patch for a zero-day exploit in its Chrome browser.The...

Hackers Created Rogue VMs in Recent MITRE’s Cyber Attack

State-sponsored hackers recently exploited vulnerabilities in MITRE's Networked Experimentation, Research, and Virtualization Environment (NERVE).They...

Hackers Weaponizing Microsoft Access Documents To Execute Malicious Program

In multiple aggressive phishing attempts, the financially motivated organization UAC-0006 heavily targeted Ukraine, utilizing...

Microsoft Warns Of Storm-0539’s Aggressive Gift Card Theft

Gift cards are attractive to hackers since they provide quick monetization for stolen data...
Guru baran
Guru baran
Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.

Free Webinar

Live API Attack Simulation

94% of organizations experience security problems in production APIs, and one in five suffers a data breach. As a result, cyber-attacks on APIs increased from 35% in 2022 to 46% in 2023, and this trend continues to rise.
Key takeaways include:

  • An exploit of OWASP API Top 10 vulnerability
  • A brute force ATO (Account Takeover) attack on API
  • A DDoS attack on an API
  • Positive security model automation to prevent API attacks

Related Articles