ReVuln Uncovers Zero-Day Flaw in Samsung TVs

ReVuln researchers recently posted a video demostrating a zero-day vulnerability in Samsung televisions that can allow an attacker to steal data, monitor the TV, and root the device remotely.

“The video shows how an attacker can access files and other information, including TV settings and channel lists, SecureStorage accounts, widgets, history of movies played from a USB device, IDs, and firmware passwords,” writes Softpedia’s Eduard Kovacs. “The security hole even allows cybercriminals to read information from attached USB devices and remotely control the TV. Even worse, the flaw can be exploited to install malicious software.”

“It [was] unclear what model TVs were affected but the discoverer of the flaw, Luigi [Auriemma], told SC that it affected most models running the latest firmware,” writes SC Magazine’s Darren Pauli. “‘We have tested different Samsung televisions of the latest generations running the latest version of their firmware,’ Auriemma said. ‘Unfortunately we can’t disclose additional information but we can only say that almost all the people having a Samsung TV at home or in their offices are affected by this vulnerability.'”

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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