Where the BadKernel vulnerability exploit takes place
The Tencent X5.SDK and some other SDKs too deployed V8 engines, hence apps that contained those SDKs are also possibly affected. These SDKs had been used in many Chinese apps like Sina News, Jingdong and QQ Space, etc.., Browsers, apps, SDKs are at risk.
Security software – an Antivirus for android devices – that are capable of detecting the malicious code display the warning message “Your Browser is Affected! Chrome xx.x.xxxx.xxx. Java engine of your browser is affected by BadKernel vulnerability. Do not open suspicious links” when they do detect the infection.
Applications with V8 engine earlier than version 5.1 are potentially vulnerable to the BadKernel, and hence application developers must upgrade the V8 engine to the latest version to prevent exploit of the BadKernel vulnerability. Further, browsers must also be kept updated, and mobile devices must be secured with an Antivirus for android devices.
The worldwide impact of the BadKernel vulnerability will get to be known in the near future, but anyways stay protected with Antivirus for android security.