since WebView is used in many third party apps (WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and so on), the problem turned out to be very high. Worse, the affected version of WebView was defaulted to Android, starting from version 4.4.4 to version 5.1.
“In the United States and Europe about the problem BadKernel still know very little, as researchers at Qihoo 360, who discovered the vulnerability, has published all the data about it in the Chinese language that made them inaccessible to the rest of the world” — says the expert Trustlook Mobile Security Clark Dong (Dong Clark).
the Company Trustlook Mobile Security has decided to convey information about the problem to the rest of the world and submitted its own report on the issue. On the company’s website also published a long list of vulnerable problem BadKernel devices, which includes gadgets such manufacturers as Alcatel, Asus, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and so on. Experts write that BadKernel is a threat to 41,48% of all Samsung smartphone models, of 38.89% of all smartphones Huawei , 26,67% of the models of Motorola and of 21.93% devices LG.
According Trustlook Mobile Security, the largest number of vulnerable devices is concentrated in Peru, there BadKernel is a danger to every fifth Android-device. Followed by France (14.7 per cent), Nigeria (12.4 per cent), Bangladesh (10.2 per cent) and Thailand (9.4 per cent).
According to the report, the most “leaky” are the built-in browsers LG (vulnerable to 75.1% of all installations), followed by followed by browsers Samsung (41% of all installations vulnerable), and the problem can be seen in the mobile versions of Google Chrome (11% vulnerable installations).