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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


The sound driver in the kernel in Android before 2016-10-05 on Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player devices allows attackers to cause a denial of service (reboot) via a crafted application, aka internal bug 28838221.

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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

  • Published