Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
Multiple buffer overflows in the voice drivers in the Qualcomm components in Android before 2016-07-05 on Nexus 5 devices allow attackers to gain privileges via a crafted application, aka Android internal bug 28573112 and Qualcomm internal bug CR548872.
CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow
Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.