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Numeric Errors

CVE-2011-1823

Severity High
Score 7.2/10

Summary

The vold volume manager daemon on Android 3.0 and 2.x before 2.3.4 trusts messages that are received from a PF_NETLINK socket, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code and gain root privileges via a negative index that bypasses a maximum-only signed integer check in the DirectVolume::handlePartitionAdded method, which triggers memory corruption, as demonstrated by Gingerbreak.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-189 - Numeric Errors

Weaknesses in this category are related to improper calculation or conversion of numbers.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published