Google Android up to 6.0 System V IPC Implementation resource management

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A vulnerability has been found in Google Android up to 6.0 (Smartphone Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the component System V IPC Implementation. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

The System V IPC implementation in the kernel in Android before 6.0 2016-01-01 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (global kernel resource consumption) by leveraging improper interaction between IPC resource allocation and the memory manager, aka internal bug 22300191, a different vulnerability that CVE-2015-7613.

The weakness was shared 01/06/2016 as 22300191 as confirmed bug report (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-6646 since 08/21/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

Upgrading to version 6.0 2016-01-01 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 databases at SecurityFocus (BID 79867†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-55730†).







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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: Android 6.0 2016-01-01


08/21/2015 🔍
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Advisory: 22300191
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-6646 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 79867 - Google Android System V IPC CVE-2015-6646 Security Bypass Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1034592
Vulnerability Center: 55730 - Google Android 6.0 before 2016-01-01 Remote DoS Vulnerability in the System V IPC Implementation, High

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Created: 01/07/2016 09:45 AM
Updated: 07/02/2022 02:30 PM
Changes: 01/07/2016 09:45 AM (63), 07/05/2018 08:57 AM (10), 07/02/2022 02:30 PM (3)
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