Google Android up to 4.4.3/5.0.1/5.1.0 Download Manager race condition

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been 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 Download Manager. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a race condition vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-362. The program contains a code sequence that can run concurrently with other code, and the code sequence requires temporary, exclusive access to a shared resource, but a timing window exists in which the shared resource can be modified by another code sequence that is operating concurrently. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 04/04/2016 as ANDROID-26211054 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-0848 since 12/16/2015. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/12/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 112 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k.

Upgrading to version 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0 or 6.0.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Vulnerability Center (SBV-57910). Similar entries are available at 81567, 81568, 81569 and 81570.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.2

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VulDB Temp Score: 8.0
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Class: Race condition
CWE: CWE-362
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: Android 4.4.4/5.0.2/5.1.1/6.0/6.0.1


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Advisory: ANDROID-26211054
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-0848 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 57910 - Google Android 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0 and 6.0.1 before 2016-04-02 Local Privileges Escalation in Download Manager - CVE-2016-0848, High

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Created: 04/05/2016 09:13 AM
Updated: 07/12/2022 08:31 AM
Changes: 04/05/2016 09:13 AM (63), 02/03/2019 10:44 AM (10), 07/12/2022 08:31 AM (4)
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