Buffer Overflow in MSM Thermal Driver Allows Privilege Escalation (CVE-2016-2411)

Release Date:

April 20, 2016

Affected Projects:

Android for MSMFirefox OS for MSMQRD Android

Advisory ID:

QCIR-2016-00007-1

CVE ID(s):

CVE-2016-2411

Summary:

CVE-2016-2411: When processing the MSM_THERMAL_GET_CLUSTER_FREQUENCY_PLAN or MSM_THERMAL_GET_CLUSTER_VOLTAGE_PLAN ioctls, a cluster ID greater than the number of possible CPUs results in the use of an out-of-range pointer offset.

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

Affected Versions:

All Android releases from CAF using the Linux kernel.

Patch:

We advise customers to apply the following patches:

Acknowledgement:

Please reference Google's April 2016 Nexus Security Advisory. This issue is ANDROID-26866053.

Revisions:

Initial revision

Contact:

security-advisory@quicinc.com