OnePlus Nord 2’s latest update fixes root vulnerability, but kernel sources remain broken for months

It’s fair to say that the OnePlus Nord 2 comes with a number of surprising elements. While one of those surprises is the inclusion of a MediaTek SoC, another recently came into the picture in the form of a security vulnerability. The vulnerability allowed an attacker, just with physical access to your device and a computer at hand, to gain access to a root shell without even needing to have USB debugging left on. Thankfully though, the OEM has been relatively quick to address the issue by issuing a quick update.
A new stable channel update of OxygenOS for the OnePlus Nord 2 is currently rolling out across the globe. According to the official changelog, the latest A.14 build optimizes the stability of the system. It also brings the November 2021 Android security patches to the European and the global variants, as they missed out on those patches in the previous update. Matter of fact, this build also fixes the root shell vulnerability, although OnePlus doesn’t explicitly mention it a…

Written By: Skanda Hazarika

Original Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/oneplus-nord-2-update-root-vulnerability-fix-broken-kernel-sources/

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