Overly restrictive SELinux filesystem permissions in Android N - Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker - Google Project Hosting


Android N's SELinux configuration appears to significantly restrict access to root (/), /sys, and /proc.

OUR TAKE: Apple and Google seem to be reacting to iOS and Android vulnerabilities at the permission level by limiting device owner access. We'd argue that limiting visibility into what is running on a device does not improve security and in fact hinders it. Hiding system information from the device owner gives malware a place to hide.


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