Is there an application that scan the phone or the phone image searching for vulnerability issues?

In the internet there are several tools that make Network scanning, but I found nothing specific for Android.
Any ideas please comment, I'll be very grateful.


If you connect your phone to WiFi, it will acquire IP address. So you will be able to scan it's network services for vulnerablities from your desktop PC with convient programs.

I like NMAP port scanner and ZenMAP shell for it.

Also it looks like guys are porting NMAP to Android. Link 1, Link 2

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Aside from open ports that a network scanner would find, you may also be vulnerable to certain local exploits. The somewhat recently released X-Ray app is designed to check for a number of known vulnerabilities (though it is not capable of fixing them - you'd need an updated version of Android for that).

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Huge edit.

Almost all of the "one-click root" methods exploit a security hole; it's usually a privilege escalation exploit to get "temp root" as a first step. (From there the scripts will go on to make /system read-write, allow writing to partitions that are normally read-only, etc., in order to keep root access across reboots.)

Obviously, if you can break the security of your phone, someone else can too.

TL;DR: If a root method exists for your phone that does not consist of "unlock the bootloader and flash whatever you want" - you have a security vulnerability.

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  • Root alone doesn't cause vulnerability. – R R Aug 14 '12 at 19:14
  • Let me try rephrasing my answer. – Broam Aug 14 '12 at 20:39

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