VDB-81291 · CVE-2016-0818 · BID 84245

Google Android up to 4.4.3/5.0.1/5.1.0 Conscrypt data authenticity

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Google Android up to 4.4.3/5.0.1/5.1.0 (Smartphone Operating System). This affects an unknown function of the component Conscrypt. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a data authenticity vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-345. The software does not sufficiently verify the origin or authenticity of data, in a way that causes it to accept invalid data. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 03/07/2016 as Nexus Security Bulletin, March 2016 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at source.android.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-0818 since 12/15/2015. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. 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 07/10/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

Upgrading to version 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1 or 6.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 81288, 81289, 81290 and 81292.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Temp Score: 5.7
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Class: Data authenticity
CWE: CWE-345
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Android 4.4.4/5.0.2/5.1.1/6.0


12/15/2015 🔍
03/06/2016 +82 days 🔍
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Vendor: google.com

Advisory: Nexus Security Bulletin, March 2016
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-0818 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 57036 - Google Android before 5.1.1 LMY49H and 6.0 before 2016-03-01 Remote Code Execution in Conscrypt - CVE-2016-0818, Critical
SecurityFocus: 84245 - Google Android Conscrypt CVE-2016-0818 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917
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Created: 03/09/2016 11:32 AM
Updated: 07/10/2022 07:17 AM
Changes: 03/09/2016 11:32 AM (64), 09/01/2018 08:49 AM (11), 07/10/2022 07:17 AM (3)
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