VDB-96664 · CVE-2016-8476 · BID 96047

Google Android Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Google Android (Smartphone Operating System) (the affected version is unknown) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the component Qualcomm Wi-Fi 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.

The bug was discovered 02/06/2017. The weakness was shared 02/08/2017 by Guang Gong with Qihoo 360 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-8476 since 10/05/2016. The attack needs to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $25k-$100k (estimation calculated on 11/12/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entries 96659, 96660, 96661 and 96662 are related to this item.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.4

VulDB Base Score: 7.8
VulDB Temp Score: 7.8
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined

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Threat Intelligenceinfo

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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10/05/2016 🔍
02/06/2017 +124 days 🔍
02/07/2017 +1 days 🔍
02/08/2017 +1 days 🔍
02/08/2017 +0 days 🔍
02/08/2017 +0 days 🔍
11/12/2022 +2103 days 🔍


Vendor: google.com

Advisory: securityfocus.com [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Guang Gong
Organization: Qihoo 360
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-8476 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1037798
SecurityFocus: 96047 - Google Nexus/ Pixel Products Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver Multiple Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-8476 - Linux - Kernel - Privilege Escalation Issue

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20150917
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Created: 02/08/2017 09:06 PM
Updated: 11/12/2022 08:19 AM
Changes: 02/08/2017 09:06 PM (60), 08/11/2020 12:47 PM (8), 11/12/2022 08:19 AM (2)
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