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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 5.9/10


The GPS component in Android 4.x before 4.4.4, 5.0.x before 5.0.2, 5.1.x before 5.1.1, 6.x before 2016-10-01, and 7.0 before 2016-10-01 allows man-in-the-middle attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption, and device hang or reboot) via a large xtra.bin or xtra2.bin file on a spoofed Qualcomm or host, aka internal bug 29555864.

  • HIGH
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  • HIGH

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published