VDB-91450 · CVE-2016-3865 · BID 92871

Google Android Synaptics Touchscreen Driver access control

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Google Android (Smartphone Operating System) (affected version not known). This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the component Synaptics Touchscreen Driver. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The Synaptics touchscreen driver in Android before 2016-09-05 on Nexus 5X and 9 devices allows attackers to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka internal bug 28799389.

The weakness was published 09/06/2016 with Qihoo 360 as Android Security Bulletin - September 2016 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is available at source.android.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-3865 since 03/30/2016. Local access is required to approach this attack. A single authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/15/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Upgrading 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 SecurityFocus (BID 92871†).






CPE 2.3info

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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03/30/2016 🔍
09/06/2016 +160 days 🔍
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09/11/2016 +5 days 🔍
09/11/2016 +0 days 🔍
09/15/2022 +2195 days 🔍


Vendor: google.com

Advisory: Android Security Bulletin - September 2016
Organization: Qihoo 360
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-3865 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 92871 - Google Nexus Synaptics Touchscreen Driver CVE-2016-3865 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1036763

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917


Created: 09/11/2016 12:29 PM
Updated: 09/15/2022 02:57 PM
Changes: 09/11/2016 12:29 PM (55), 04/14/2019 09:49 AM (13), 09/15/2022 02:57 PM (3)
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