Google Android binder.c use after free

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Google Android (Smartphone Operating System) (unknown version). Affected by this issue is an unknown code block of the file binder.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

In several functions of binder.c, there is possible memory corruption due to a use after free. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation. Product: Android. Versions: Android kernel. Android ID: A-120025789.

The bug was discovered 11/23/2018. The weakness was released 02/28/2019 as A-120025789 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2019-2000 since 12/10/2018. The attack needs to be approached locally. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 97 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 131264, 131265, 131266 and 131267.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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11/23/2018 🔍
12/10/2018 +17 days 🔍
02/28/2019 +80 days 🔍
03/01/2019 +1 days 🔍
07/26/2023 +1608 days 🔍



Advisory: A-120025789
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2019-2000 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 106851

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Created: 03/01/2019 08:33 AM
Updated: 07/26/2023 09:13 AM
Changes: 03/01/2019 08:33 AM (60), 05/13/2020 12:07 PM (2), 07/26/2023 09:13 AM (5)
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