Race condition leads to double free of the allocated memory in actuator driver (CVE-2016- 8412)

Release Date:

February 3, 2017

Affected Projects:

Android for MSMFirefox OS for MSMQRD Android

Advisory ID:

QCIR-2017-00004-1

CVE ID(s):

CVE-2016- 8412

Summary:

The following security vulnerabilities have been identified: CVE-2016- 8412 Actuator driver has multiple functions freeing up the same memory which may cause a double free. This may cause device memory corruption or reset.

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 patches: Individual Patches

Acknowledgement:

This issue was reported to Google by an external 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