Array overflow when copying the firmware name in the msm_subsys driver (CVE-2016-3858)

Release Date:

September 6, 2016

Affected Projects:

Android for MSMFirefox OS for MSMQRD Android

Advisory ID:

QCIR-2016-00029-1

CVE ID(s):

CVE-2016-3858

Summary:

When copying the firmware name with length more than 256 characters, a buffer overflow occurs.

Access Vector: Local
Security Risk: Medium
Access Vector: Local

Affected Versions:

All Android releases from CAF using the following heads: KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow

Patch:

We advise customers to apply the following patches:

Individual Patches

Acknowledgement:

This issue was reported to Google by a security researcher. Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC) thanks Google for bringing this issue to QuIC's attention.

Revisions:

Initial revision

Contact:

security-advisory@quicinc.com