Google Android up to 5.0 File Descriptors GraphicBuffer.cpp GraphicBuffer::unflatten numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in Google Android up to 5.0 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been classified as very critical. Affected is the function GraphicBuffer::unflatten in the library platform/frameworks/native/libs/ui/GraphicBuffer.cpp of the component File Descriptors. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-189. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple integer overflows in the GraphicBuffer::unflatten function in platform/frameworks/native/libs/ui/GraphicBuffer.cpp in Android through 5.0 allow attackers to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via vectors that trigger a large number of (1) file descriptors or (2) integer values.

The weakness was disclosed 02/15/2015 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-1474 since 02/04/2015. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $25k-$100k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/16/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.







CPE 2.3info

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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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02/04/2015 🔍
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Advisory: 130778
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CVE: CVE-2015-1474 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1031875
Vulnerability Center: 48822 - Google Android through 5.0 Remote Privilege Escalation due to Integer Overflows, Critical
SecurityFocus: 72788 - Google Android 'GraphicBuffer::unflatten()' Function Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/30/2015 12:10 PM
Updated: 04/16/2022 02:15 PM
Changes: 03/30/2015 12:10 PM (57), 06/21/2017 10:58 AM (4), 04/16/2022 02:15 PM (3)
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