CERT-In revealed that an error has been reported in the Samsung Galaxy Store app
The bug is in Samsung Galaxy Store app versions earlier than 220.127.116.11.
This issue is caused by ‘incorrectly configured filters in webview’.
Samsung Galaxy Warning: Smartphones are now so smart that not only calls and messages but also many important tasks can be done with a single click. Nowadays, smartphone is an important part of our life, as it makes many tasks like banking, photography, route viewing on map easy. As phones have become simpler and more important, the risk of data leakage has increased. That’s why the company recommends us to install software updates from time to time.
Samsung advised users to update to the latest version of the app to stay protected. Samsung Galaxy is used by millions of people. Although there are still many people who are using the old version and the scary thing is that the old version can be easily hacked. One such flaw has been spotted in the Samsung Galaxy Store app and the Indian government has issued a warning to Samsung Galaxy users.
The government has issued a warning
CERT-In under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology revealed that a vulnerability has been reported in the Samsung Galaxy Store app that could allow a local attacker to install unwanted apps or inject code on a target phone. This bug will affect Samsung Galaxy smartphone users with Samsung Galaxy Store app version earlier than 18.104.22.168.
CERT-In said that the flaw will not affect phones running Android 13. This issue in Samsung Galaxy Store is caused by ‘incorrectly configured filter in webview’.
Install the latest update immediately
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability if you tap on a malicious hyperlink or pre-installed application in Google Chrome. A local attacker can bypass Samsung’s URL filters and launch a webview on an attacker-controlled domain. Users of the Samsung Galaxy Store app are advised to update their app to the latest version.
First Published: January 30, 2023, 09:26 IST