With the Dirty Pipes exploit, you could lose control of your Pixel 6 or Galaxy S22 phone
A new vulnerability called Dirty Pipe can affect devices running Android 12. Known as CVE-2022-0847 (i.e. its common vulnerabilities and exposures number assigned to known security flaws), Dirty Pipe could be exploited to allow Android apps with permission to read your files, perform malicious actions against them, and possibly take control of your phone.
To make sure your Pixel 6 or Galaxy S22 series phones don’t have dirty pipes, go to Settings > Android version and look at the kernel version. If it’s above 5.8, your phone is potentially at risk.
To prevent your new Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra from getting “dirty pipes”, don’t run apps you can’t trust. And for the best protection, don’t install any new apps until we see that Google has released the patch specifically for Dirty Pipes. This might be a huge question, but why risk giving root access to your phone to someone who would like to steal your personal information because you want to download your fifth weather app.