Google Android 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0 Mediaserver memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in Google Android 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0 (Smartphone Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the component Mediaserver. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 11/02/2015 by Abhishek Arya, Oliver Chang and Martin Barbella as Nexus Security Bulletin, November 2015 as confirmed security bulletin (Google Groups). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-6608 since 08/21/2015. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/26/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future. The advisory points out:

During media file and data processing of a specially crafted file, vulnerabilities in mediaserver could allow an attacker to cause memory corruption and remote code execution as the mediaserver process.

We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k.

Upgrading to version Build LMY48X or 6.0 Security Patch Level 11-01-2015 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (107818). See 79009, 79008, 79007 and 79006 for similar entries.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Upgrade: Android Build LMY48X/6.0 Security Patch Level 11-01-2015


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Advisory: Nexus Security Bulletin, November 2015
Researcher: Abhishek Arya, Oliver Chang, Martin Barbella
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6608 (🔍)
X-Force: 107818 - Google Android Mediaserver code execution
SecurityTracker: 1034049
Vulnerability Center: 54122 - Google Android Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver - CVE-2015-6608, Critical

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Created: 11/03/2015 04:05 PM
Updated: 06/26/2022 08:18 AM
Changes: 11/03/2015 04:05 PM (60), 03/10/2018 10:55 AM (6), 06/26/2022 08:18 AM (4)
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