Allwinner is a company that supplies processors used in Android tablets and other devices. A Linux kernel distributed by Allwinner for use on these devices reportedly contained a backdoor. [1]

ID: S0319
Platforms: Android
Version: 1.1
Created: 17 October 2018
Last Modified: 11 December 2018

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Mobile T1474 Supply Chain Compromise

A Linux kernel distributed by Allwinner reportedly contained an simple backdoor that could be used to obtain root access. It was believed to have been left in the kernel by mistake by the authors.[1]