Public Mobile Exploitation Training – Fall 2023

Mobile Exploitation Training

We are pleased to announce that the researchers of Exodus Intelligence will be providing publicly available training in person on November 14 2023 in London, England.

This 4 day course is designed to provide students with both an overview of the Android attack surface and an in-depth understanding of advanced vulnerability and exploitation topics. Attendees will be immersed in hands-on exercises that impart valuable skills including static and dynamic reverse engineering, zero-day vulnerability discovery, binary instrumentation, and advanced exploitation of widely deployed mobile platforms.

Taught by Senior members of the Exodus Intelligence Mobile Research Team, this course provides students with direct access to our renowned professionals in a setting conducive to individual interactions.


Hands on with privilege escalation techniques within the Android Kernel, mitigations and execution migration issues with a focus on MediaTek chipsets.


  • Computer with the ability to run a VirtualBox image (x64, recommended 1GB+ memory)
  • Some familiarity with: IDA Pro, Python, C/C++.
  • ARM ASM fluency strongly recommended.
  • Installed and usable copy of IDA Pro 6.1+, VirtualBox, Python 2.7+.

Course Information

Attendance will be limited to 18 students per course.

Cost: $5000 USD per attendee

Dates: November 14-17, 2023

Location: the London, UK area


Android Kernel


  • Process Management
    • General overview
    • Important structures
  • Kernel synchronization
  • Memory Management
    • General overview
    • Virtual memory
    • Memory allocators
  • Debugging environment
    • Build the kernel
    • Boot and Root the kernel
    • Kernel debugging
    • demo
  • SELinux
  • Samsung Knox/RKP
  • Type of kernel vulnerabilities
    • Exploitation primitives
    • kernel vulnerabilities overview
    • heap overflows, UAF
    • Info leakage
  • [CVE-various] Mali GPU bug
    • Mali GPU
    • Vulnerability overview
    • Exploitation
  • [CVE-2020-0466] double-free vulnerability
    • Vulnerability overview
    • Exploitation
      • type confusion to write access to globally shared memory
      • UAF which can lead to arbitrary read and write of kernel memory
    • [CVE-2021-22600] double-free vulnerability
      • Vulnerability overview
      • Exploitation – convert the double free into a use-after-free of a struct page


Mediatek / Exynos baseband

  • Introduction
    • exynos baseband overview
    • mediatek baseband overview
  • Environment
  • Previous researches
  • Analyze modem
  • Emulation / Fuzzing
  • Rogue base station
  • secure boot
  • mediatek boot rom vulnerability
    • Vulnerability overview
    • Exploitation
  • baseband debugger
    • use brom exploit to patch the tee
    • write the modem physical memory from EL1