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Improper Access Control


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


packages/SystemUI/src/com/android/systemui/power/ in Android 5.x allows attackers to bypass a DEVICE_POWER permission requirement via a broadcast intent with the PNW.stopSaver action, aka internal bug 20918350.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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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

  • Published