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Android Heartbleed Alert: 150 Million Apps Still Vulnerable
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NoutellaE803
NoutellaE803,
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4/26/2014 | 1:11:20 PM
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micjustin33
micjustin33,
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4/24/2014 | 7:46:49 AM
Re: Heartbleed and Android
There are SSL/Crypto implementations in languages other than C.

OpenSSL was one of the first non-commercial ones, which is why it is so prevalent.

At the time it was written, languages such as Java simply weren't fast enough (they're still slower than a pure C implementation).

The main issue as I see it is OpenSSL using its own memory allocator to manage memory – it stops the standard memory checking tools (and as a C programmer, you *always* use memory checking tools) picking up errors like Heartbleed.

I believe, although I haven't double-checked, if OpenSSL had been using the standard malloc and free, the bug would have been picked up by Valgrind.
Mathew
Mathew,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/24/2014 | 5:16:54 AM
Re: Heartbleed and Android
Great question. I touched on this last week in my Heartbleed Facts feature, but here's the short answer: 

1) Android OS vulnerabilities: According to Lookout, 86% of users running Android 4.1.1 are vulnerable to Heartbleed (as of last week), while 5% of users running 4.2.2 are affected. Lookout says that suggests that most 4.1.1 distributions are vulnerable, as are some 4.2.2 custom ROMs.

2) Android app vulnerabilities: Irrespective of the version of Android running on a device, any given app may also include an insecure version of OpenSSL. 

Fixing #2 requires developers to replace vulnerable OpenSSL, and many have already done so.

Fixing #1 requires handset manufacturers and carriers to release patches or OS updates. On this front, if past experience is any guide, some will do so shortly, but many won't. (And if they don't, maybe it's time for some class-action lawsuits or tough love from the FTC?)
theb0x
theb0x,
User Rank: Ninja
4/23/2014 | 6:10:46 PM
Heartbleed and Android
I would like to know if these Android devices are shipped from the factory vulnerable with it's either 4.1.1 version or if it's any of the 3rd party apps bundled? Which by the way you can only stop their running services but not uninstall unless rooted.


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