In my previous blog, I discussed the newest vulnerability in the Android operating system and how it affects Spectralink products. Since then, Spectralink has released version 1.6.1 of our phone firmware that not only completely fixes Stagefright, but also includes a few other non-security related bug fixes. While Spectralink believes some of the advanced security features present on PIVOT help to greatly limit exposure to these bugs, we recommend updating all PIVOT handsets to completely lock down this problem.

Zimperium, the company who originally found the vulnerability, has released a great tool for testing devices. Running this app on your Android device can give you confidence that the problem has been patched correctly. Try it out on a PIVOT device and, while you’re at it, try out some of your favorite consumer smartphone devices to see how they fare.

By Stuart Small

Senior Software Engineer and Security Expert

Spectralink

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