Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Performance Module (CVE-2016-0843)

Release Date:

May 27, 2016

Affected Projects:

Android for MSMQRD Android

Advisory ID:

QCIR-2016-000011-1

CVE ID(s):

CVE-2016-0843

Summary:

CVE-2016-0843 A user space program can write in the data area of the kernel due to a missing index check in the MSM performance event manager, allowing an elevation of privileges.

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

Affected Versions:

All Android releases from CAF using the Performance Component.

Patch:

We advise customers to apply the following patches:

Individual Patches

 

 

Note
This issue has been published in the Nexus Security Bulletin – April 2016 (https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-04-02.html)

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