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Unpatched ShareIT Android App Flaw Could Let Hackers Inject Malware

February 16, 2021


Multiple unpatched vulnerabilities have been discovered in SHAREit, a popular app with over one billion downloads, that could be abused to leak a user’s sensitive data, execute arbitrary code, and possibly lead to remote code execution.

The findings come from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro’s analysis of the Android version of the app, which allows users to share or transfer files between devices.

But in a worrisome twist, the flaws are yet to be patched by Smart Media4U Technology Pte. Ltd., the Singapore-based developer of the app, despite responsible disclosure three months ago.

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