Google Android up to 8.1 bnep_process_control_packet Packet out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Google Android up to 8.1 (Smartphone Operating System). This affects the function bnep_process_control_packet of the file The manipulation as part of a Packet leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-125. The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

In bnep_process_control_packet of, there is a possible out of bounds read due to a missing bounds check. This could lead to remote information disclosure with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation. Product: Android. Versions: 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1. Android ID: A-69177292.

The bug was discovered 03/23/2018. The weakness was presented 04/04/2018 by Guang Gong with Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-13261 since 08/23/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details and a public exploit are known.

The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 12 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Exploit-DB (44326) and SecurityFocus (BID 103253†).







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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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08/23/2017 🔍
03/05/2018 +194 days 🔍
03/23/2018 +18 days 🔍
04/04/2018 +12 days 🔍
04/04/2018 +0 days 🔍
04/05/2018 +1 days 🔍
06/06/2024 +2254 days 🔍



Researcher: Guang Gong
Organization: Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-13261 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 103253 - Google Android System Component Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 04/05/2018 09:16 AM
Updated: 06/06/2024 12:26 PM
Changes: 04/05/2018 09:16 AM (65), 01/21/2020 05:43 PM (9), 06/06/2024 12:26 PM (16)
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