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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


platform/msm_shared/dev_tree.c in the Qualcomm bootloader in Android before 2016-07-05 on Nexus 5 devices does not check the relationship between tags addresses and aboot addresses, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (OS outage) via a crafted application, aka Android internal bug 28821448 and Qualcomm internal bug CR681965.

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  • HIGH

CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

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