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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


The PackageManagerService class in services/java/com/android/server/ in Android 1.5 through 1.5 CRB42 does not properly check developer certificates during processing of sharedUserId requests at an application's installation time, which allows remote user-assisted attackers to access application data by creating a package that specifies a shared user ID with an arbitrary application.

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CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

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