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Improper Validation of Integrity Check Value


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


The update functionality of the Discover Media infotainment system in Volkswagen Polo 2019 vehicles allows physically proximate attackers to execute arbitrary code because some unsigned parts of a metainfo file are parsed, which can cause attacker-controlled files to be written to the infotainment system and executed as root.

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  • HIGH
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-354 - Improper Validation of Integrity Check Value

The software does not validate or incorrectly validates the integrity check values or "checksums" of a message. This may prevent it from detecting if the data has been modified or corrupted in transmission.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published