VDB-92337 · CVE-2016-3913 · BID 93296

Google Android prior 7.0 Mediaserver access control

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A vulnerability was found in Google Android (Smartphone Operating System). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown function of the component Mediaserver. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/03/2016 with Trend Micro as Android Security Bulletin - October 2016 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared at source.android.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-3913 since 03/30/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The successful exploitation requires a authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. 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 09/22/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 107 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, 6.0.1 or 7.0 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 93296†).






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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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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Android 4.4.4/5.0.2/5.1.1/6.0/6.0.1/7.0


03/30/2016 🔍
06/18/2016 +80 days 🔍
10/03/2016 +107 days 🔍
10/03/2016 +0 days 🔍
10/03/2016 +0 days 🔍
10/05/2016 +2 days 🔍
10/10/2016 +5 days 🔍
09/22/2022 +2173 days 🔍


Vendor: google.com

Advisory: Android Security Bulletin - October 2016
Organization: Trend Micro
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-3913 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93296 - Google Android Mediaserver Multiple Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

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


Created: 10/05/2016 10:44 AM
Updated: 09/22/2022 08:46 AM
Changes: 10/05/2016 10:44 AM (58), 05/01/2019 02:12 PM (14), 09/22/2022 08:46 AM (3)
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