Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Android OS Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2020-073
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Android OS Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Google Android operating system (OS), the most severe of which could allow for remote code execution. Android is an operating system developed by Google for mobile devices, including, but not limited to, smartphones, tablets, and watches. Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for remote code execution within the context of a privileged process. Depending on the privileges associated with this application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. If this application has been configured to have fewer user rights on the system, exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could have less impact than if it was configured with administrative rights.

 

THREAT INTELLIGENCE:

There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

Systems Affected: 
  • Android OS builds utilizing Security Patch Levels issued prior to June 6, 2020.
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
High
Description: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google Android OS, the most severe of which could allow for remote code execution within the context of a privileged process. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

 

  • An elevation of privilege vulnerability in Media framework. (CVE-2020-0118)
  • An elevation of privilege vulnerability in System. (CVE-2019-9460)
  • An information disclosure vulnerability in Kernel components. (CVE-2020-8428)
  • An information disclosure vulnerability in Media framework. (CVE-2020-0113)
  • Multiple remote code vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2020-0117, CVE-2020-8597)
  • Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Framework. (CVE-2020-0114, CVE-2020-0115)
  • Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Kernel components. (CVE-2020-8647, CVE-2020-8648)
  • Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in Framework. (CVE-2019-2219, CVE-2020-0121)
  • Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2020-0116, CVE-2020-0119)
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in Qualcomm closed-source components. (CVE-2019-10597, CVE-2019-14062, CVE-2019-14073, CVE-2019-14076, CVE-2019-14080, CVE-2020-3614, CVE-2020-3626, CVE-2020-3628, CVE-2020-3635, CVE-2020-3642, CVE-2020-3658, CVE-2020-3660, CVE-2020-3661, CVE-2020-3662, CVE-2020-3663, CVE-2020-3676)
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in Qualcomm components. (CVE-2017-9704, CVE-2019-14047, CVE-2019-9460, CVE-2020-3665)

 

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for remote code execution in the context of a privileged process. These vulnerabilities could be exploited through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. If this application has been configured to have fewer user rights on the system, exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could have less impact than if it was configured with administrative rights.

Actions: 
  • After appropriate testing, immediately apply updates by Google Android or mobile carriers to vulnerable systems.
  • Remind users to only download applications from trusted vendors in the Play Store.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Inform and educate users regarding threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments, especially from un-trusted sources.
References: 

Google Android:

http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2020-06-01

 

CVE:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2219

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-9460

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-9704

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-10597

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-14047

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-14062

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-14073

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-14076

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-14080

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0113

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0114

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0115

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0116

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0117

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0118

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0119

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-0121

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3614

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3626

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3628

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3635

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3642

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3658

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3660

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3661

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3662

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3663

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3665

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-3676

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-8428

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-8597

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-8647

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-8648