Samsung Galaxy Store Vulnerabilities Patched

January 23, 2023

Cybersecurity firm NCC Group has identified two vulnerabilities in Samsung's Galaxy Store that could be exploited to install applications or execute JavaScript code by launching a web page. Tracked as CVE-2023-21433, the first vulnerability could allow rogue applications on a device to download and install additional software from the Galaxy Store, without the user's knowledge. The second vulnerability, CVE-2023-21434, is described as an improper input validation issue that could allow a local attacker to execute JavaScript code by launching a web page. NCC Group has published proof-of-concept (PoC) code for both these vulnerabilities and reported them to Samsung in November and December 2022. Both issues were addressed in Galaxy Store version Owners of Samsung devices running Android 12 or below are advised to update to the latest version of Galaxy Store as soon as possible.

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