new Android security bugs; scant details

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Jon Oberheide and Zach Lanier report finding two (more?) security bugs in Android:
Security duo finds another pair of vulnerabilities in Android | Android Atlas - CNET Reviews

Jon and Zach's video (embedded in the CNET article):
Android Vulnerabilities and SOURCE Barcelona Training - YouTube

One allows arbitrary apps to be installed without prompting the user for permission. The second gives root access. The second one looks similar to Gingerbreak, hitting a Linux vulnerability to gain root, except they demoed this one on a Nexus S running 2.3.4.
 

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