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WebKit & Flash Vulnerabilities Found In Older BlackBerry 10 & PlayBook


BlackBerry just put out four different announcements for vulnerabilities on the BlackBerry Z10, Q10, and BlackBerry PlayBook. None of the vulnerabilities are currently known to be exploited in the wild but who knows when that could change. All of them require you to go to a malicious website or click on a malicious link before they can do anything.

  • The first vulnerability is in the Adobe Flash Player on the Z10, Q10, and PlayBook up to but not including BlackBerry 10 OS version or later and/or BlackBerry Tablet OS version or later.
  • There are two WebKit vulnerabilities. One of them is fixed in BlackBerry 10 OS version or later and/or BlackBerry Tablet OS version or later. The second one is fixed in BlackBerry 10 OS version or later.
  • The last vulnerability is in libexif image library on the PlayBook that is fixed in BlackBerry Tablet OS version or later.

Let us know if you spot more details. These vulnerabilities are inevitable now that BlackBerry uses webkit, Flash, and other libraries. I love how BlackBerry recommends we reach out to carriers for newer OS builds if available…

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  1. Yeah, if only carriers would listen…

  2. Nice of BlackBerry to update security for Browser and flash support, seeing as they have more pressing problems, how many playbooks? Two million units probably worldwide, and BB10 phones a few million, would any one bother to hack them, same with Nokia N9 Meego very few sold, I own all three and not worried, but a Apple/Android/Windows phone yes I would be concerned.

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