Earlier this week Vault 7 revealed the CIA possesses both a Linux Toolkit and a sense of humor. Not only a villain from the TV series “Doctor Who”, Sontaran is perhaps one of the most significant bombshells of the CIA Leaks thus far. The toolkit initiates communication between two processors through Linux OS device drivers, enabling the user to execute un-authenticated kernel commands from a voice processor, through a device driver.
In short, the toolkit provides any system with a Linux operating system and a voice processor gain persistent root shell access. This would include iPhone, Android, and smart TV’s.