Virus Profile: Exploit/Stagefright.M

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 8/27/2015
Date Added: 8/27/2015
Origin: Unknown
Length: N/A
Type: PUP
Subtype: Exploit
DAT Required: N/A
Removal Instructions


Exploit/Stagefright.M detects media files that attempt to exploit a vulnerability (CVE-2015-1539) in the Android media library Stagefright.

Indication of Infection

Suspicious MMS messages with attached videos from unknown contacts unless the attacker is able to remove them once the exploit is automatically executed.

Methods of Infection

MMS messages but also any other way to make the device pre-process the crafted media file like an app that renders the file automatically or spam messages with links to websites that host the exploit. In order protect your device against Stagefright attacks turn off MMS messages or turn off auto-reading/rendering MMS media.

Virus Characteristics

Using a specially crafted media file, an attacker can crash you phone or remotely execute malicious code in the device which could happen automatically without any action from the victim.
If you get the detection information from McAfee Mobile Security, tap on "Remove" to delete the media file and delete the MMS yourself via your default messaging app

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