What is Stagefright?
Android includes Stagefright, a media playback engine at the native level that has built-in software-based codecs for popular media formats.
Stagefright audio and video playback features include integration with OpenMAX codecs, session management, time-synchronized rendering, transport control, and DRM.
Stagefright also supports integration with custom hardware codecs provided by you. To set a hardware path to encode
and decode media, you must implement a hardware-based codec as an OpenMax IL (Integration Layer) component.
How hacker can exploit this Stagefright Library?
This critical vulnerability was discovered by a researcher at Cyber Security Firm called Zimperium. This vulnerability is a type of buffer overflow attack and in thi…