Google Android up to 4.4.3/5.0.1/5.1.0/6.x Mediaserver memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Google Android up to 4.4.3/5.0.1/5.1.0/6.x (Smartphone Operating System). Affected is an unknown functionality of the component Mediaserver. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The mm-video-v4l2 vdec component in mediaserver in Android 4.x before 4.4.4, 5.0.x before 5.0.2, 5.1.x before 5.1.1, and 6.x before 2016-06-01 mishandles a buffer count, which allows attackers to gain privileges via a crafted application, as demonstrated by obtaining Signature or SignatureOrSystem access, aka internal bug 27532282.

The weakness was presented 06/13/2016 as 27532282 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-2479. Local access is required to approach this attack. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading to version 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1 or 6.x 2016-06-01 eliminates this vulnerability.

See VDB-87861 for similar entry.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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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.x 2016-06-01


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Advisory: 27532282
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-2479 (🔍)
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Created: 06/13/2016 10:14 AM
Updated: 08/23/2022 12:18 PM
Changes: 06/13/2016 10:14 AM (42), 01/30/2018 03:25 PM (10), 08/23/2022 12:11 PM (3), 08/23/2022 12:18 PM (10)
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