Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in MSM Camera Driver (CVE-2016- 2501)

Release Date:

July 6, 2016

Affected Projects:

Android for MSMFirefox OS for MSMQRD Android

Advisory ID:

QCIR-2016-00021-1

CVE ID(s):

CVE-2016-2501

Summary:

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the MSM camera driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. This issue is rated as High because it first requires compromising a privileged process.

Access Vector: Local
Security Risk: High
Access Vector: Local

Affected Versions:

All Android releases from CAF using the Linux kernel.

Patch:

We advise customers to apply the following patch:

Individual Patch

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