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Use After Free


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


In Android releases from CAF using the linux kernel (Android for MSM, Firefox OS for MSM, QRD Android) before security patch level 2018-06-05, whenever TDLS connection is setup, we are freeing the netbuf in ol_tx_completion_handler and after that, we are accessing it in NBUF_UPDATE_TX_PKT_COUNT causing a use after free.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-416 - Use After Free

Use-after-free (UaF) vulnerability occurs when the application is using a pointer to memory that has been freed. Any attempt to read/write to a buffer after it is de-allocated allows memory corruption, sensitive information exposure, and can potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published