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Remote Code Execution as System User on Samsung Phones

The Swift keyboard comes pre-installed on Samsung devices and cannot be disabled or uninstalled. Even when it is not used as the default keyboard, it can still be exploited. On Samsung devices, the keyboard was built around the Swift SDK. This makes the Samsung keyboard application (named SamsungIME) distinctly different from the Swift keyboard in the Play store. The verison of the keyboard in the Play store is also susceptible to an remote arbitrary file write, but as it does not run as a privledged user we cannot use the same attack vector.


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