Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with software through 2016-05-27 (Exynos AP chipsets). A local graphics user can cause a Kernel Crash via the fb0(DECON) frame buffer interface. The Samsung ID is SVE-2016-7011 (October 2016).
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.