Zero-day vulnerability in Google Android

Privilege escalation

The vulnerability was exploited against Android devices in October and November 2013. The vulnerability is originally in SE Linux kernel.

Known malware:


Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2013102501 - Privilege escalation in Google Android

Vulnerable component: Google Android

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-6282

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper input validation


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to an error in the put_user/get_user kernel API. A local attacker can use a malicious application to read and write kernel memory and gain kernel privileges on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: