Google Android 9.0/10.0/11.0/12.0 EuiccNotificationManager.java privileges management

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6.2$5k-$25k0.08

A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Google Android 9.0/10.0/11.0/12.0 (Smartphone Operating System). This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the file EuiccNotificationManager.java. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

In multiple methods of EuiccNotificationManager.java, there is a possible way to install existing packages without user consent due to an unsafe PendingIntent. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with User execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVersions: Android-10 Android-11 Android-12 Android-9Android ID: A-196855999

The weakness was presented 01/15/2022 as A-196855999. The advisory is available at source.android.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2021-39618 since 08/23/2021. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/19/2022). 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.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.2

VulDB Base Score: 4.8
VulDB Temp Score: 4.6
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
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Patch: source.android.com

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08/23/2021 CVE assigned
01/15/2022 +145 days Advisory disclosed
01/15/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/19/2022 +4 days VulDB last update

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

Advisory: A-196855999
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-39618 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917

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Created: 01/15/2022 08:07 AM
Updated: 01/19/2022 02:08 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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