Patch Against the 'DroidDream' Virus Available - Affects All Pre-Gingerbread Devices

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by xaueious, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. xaueious

    xaueious Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,483
    Likes Received:
    435
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Canada
    Tablet / Device:
    Asus Transformer TF300, Huwaei Ideos S7-104, HSG X5A, (Past APAD IMX515, APAD RK2808, RK2818 RT7)
    Rodderik at XDA developers has responded to the latest news of the malware viruses on Android with a quick at a forum post here following the investigation by Justin Case of AndroidPolice, which creates a dummy file at /system/bin/profile.

    These apps were released to the Android market with the intent to root your device, steal your data, and open a backdoor. This applies not only to phones, but to all Android devices.

    Even though many of the apps have been pulled from the Android Market, there are still dangerous copies circulating the internet.

    AndroidPolice has been reporting about this dangerous virus in their article:
    A list of offending apps can be found at the original AndroidPolice article, and also via Lookout security's blog.

    We'll follow this report as more news arises.
     
  2. l_n

    l_n Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    TN, USA
    Tablet / Device:
    Mid7015
    /me makes plans to do an incremental release tonight with this fix.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
  3. OffWorld

    OffWorld Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Tablet / Device:
    Haipad M701-R, Augen Gentouch 78 (returned it)
    @xaueious,

    So for those of us stuck on pre-Gingerbread roms we just need to use ADB to apply the exploit fix you posted to the xda-dev site:

    Code:
    adb remount
    adb shell touch /system/bin/profile
    adb shell chmod 644 /system/bin/profile
    And then we're good to go?
     
  4. OffWorld

    OffWorld Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Tablet / Device:
    Haipad M701-R, Augen Gentouch 78 (returned it)
    I had to use this because the Linux command "touch" wasn't recognized on my tablet:

    Code:
    adb remount rw
    adb shell > /system/bin/profile
    adb shell chmod 644 /system/bin/profile
    That should accomplish the same thing right? My Linux command skills are a little rusty.
     
  5. l_n

    l_n Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    TN, USA
    Tablet / Device:
    Mid7015
    actually, i think that redirect will put all output of 'adb shell' in /system/bin/profile on your pc if the '>' isn't escaped. just use touch(1) to create the file like suggested.
     
  6. OffWorld

    OffWorld Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Tablet / Device:
    Haipad M701-R, Augen Gentouch 78 (returned it)
    Ok, well the way I actually did it was:

    adb shell
    # > /system/bin/profile


    Which DID create a zero size file named "profile." After I posted previously I realized I hadn't done "adb shell > /system/bin/profile" for exactly the fear you stated of putting a bunch of unintended output into the file, but I can't edit any replies I make to posts that are featured/news items.

    As I said, "touch" does not work on my tablet. It is apparently not installed.
     
  7. l_n

    l_n Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    788
    Likes Received:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    TN, USA
    Tablet / Device:
    Mid7015
    adb shell ln -s /system/bin/busybox /system/bin/touch

    that should fix that.
     
  8. OffWorld

    OffWorld Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Location:
    Minnesota, USA
    Tablet / Device:
    Haipad M701-R, Augen Gentouch 78 (returned it)
    Yep, that fixed it. I always forget about busybox - too accustomed to desktop Linux I guess.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

if I root my asus tf300 will my tablet be more unsafe