Racing with Droids presented at ZeroNights 2014

by Peter Hlavaty,

Summary : In the past few years, the bar for exploitation was raised highly, and in the current state of software security it is harder and harder to make successful exploitation on newest operating systems.
But as some systems continue to evolve and introduce new mitigations, the others just freeze a few years behind. In our talk we will focus on rooting Android by two racing conditions vulnerabilities. We will show the differences between level of exploitation needed, and how some mobile vendors are killing offered security features.