VDB-111455 · CVE-2017-14915 · BID 102386

Google Android Qualcomm Component use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Google Android (Smartphone Operating System) (unknown version). It has been rated as very critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality of the component Qualcomm Component. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

In Android before 2018-01-05 on Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile SD 625, SD 650/52, SD 835, accessing SPCOM functions with a compromised client structure can result in a Use After Free condition.

The bug was discovered 01/29/2018. The weakness was published 01/02/2018 as Android Security Bulletin - January 2018 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at source.android.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-14915 since 09/28/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $25k-$100k at the moment (estimation calculated on 12/20/2019). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published 3 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityTracker (ID 1040106). Similar entries are available at 111420, 111421, 111439 and 111438.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.6

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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NVD Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Patch
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Patch: source.android.com


09/28/2017 🔍
01/02/2018 +96 days 🔍
01/02/2018 +0 days 🔍
01/05/2018 +3 days 🔍
01/05/2018 +0 days 🔍
01/07/2018 +2 days 🔍
01/29/2018 +22 days 🔍
03/30/2018 +60 days 🔍
12/20/2019 +630 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.google.com/

Advisory: Android Security Bulletin - January 2018
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-14915 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1040106
SecurityFocus: 102386 - Google Android Multiple Qualcomm Components Multiple Unspecified Security Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917
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Created: 01/07/2018 11:30 AM
Updated: 12/20/2019 09:31 AM
Changes: (5) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_confirm_url source_cve_assigned source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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