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Missing Authorization


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


In onParentVisible of HeaderPrivacyIconsController.kt, there is a possible way to bypass factory reset protections due to a missing permission check. This could lead to local escalation of privilege with physical access to a device that's been factory reset with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation.Product: AndroidVersions: Android-12 Android-12L Android-13Android ID: A-253043058

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CWE-862 - Missing Authorization

The missing authorization vulnerability occurs when a software program allows users to access privileged parts of the program without verifying the user credentials. Impact of such a vulnerability depends on the resources employed by the software, ranging from account takeover to sensitive information exposure, denial of service, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published