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

ITS Advisory Number: 
2018-070
Date(s) Issued: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018
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 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.

 

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 July 5, 2018.

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:

 

  • A remote code execution vulnerability in Framework. (CVE-2018-9433)

  • Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities in Qualcomm components. (CVE-2018-3586, CVE-2018-5872)

  • A remote code execution vulnerability in System. (CVE-2018-9365)

  • An information disclosure vulnerability in Framework. (CVE-2018-9410)

  • Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Kernel components. (CVE-2018-5703, CVE-2018-6927, CVE-2018-9417, CVE-2018-9422)

  • An arbitrary code vulnerability in Media framework. (CVE-2018-9411)

  • A denial of service vulnerability in Media framework. (CVE-2018-9412)

  • An information disclosure vulnerability in Media framework. (CVE-2018-9421)

  • Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Media framework. (CVE-2018-9424, CVE-2018-9428)

  • Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Qualcomm components. (CVE-2018-5838, CVE-2018-5873)

  • An information disclosure vulnerability in Qualcomm components. (CVE-2018-5855)

  • Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2018-9419, CVE-2018-9420)

  • An elevation of privilege vulnerability in System. (CVE-2018-9432)

  • Multiple vulnerabilities affect the Qualcomm closed-source components. (CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-18171, CVE-2017-18277, CVE-2017-18172, CVE-2017-18170, CVE-2017-15841, CVE-2017-18173, CVE-2017-18278, CVE-2016-2108, CVE-2017-18275, CVE-2017-18279, CVE-2017-18274, CVE-2017-18276, CVE-2017-18131, CVE-2018-11259, CVE-2018-11258, CVE-2018-11257, CVE-2018-5837, CVE-2018-5876, CVE-2018-5875, CVE-2018-5874, CVE-2018-5882, CVE-2018-5878) 

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:

https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2018-07-01

 

CVE:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-2108

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-13077

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-13078

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-15841

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18131

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18170

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18171

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18172

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18173

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18274

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18275

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18276

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18277

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18278

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-18279

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-3586

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5703

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5837

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5838

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5855

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5872

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5873

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5874

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5875

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5876

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5878

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-5882

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6927

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9365

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9410

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9411

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9412

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9417

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9419

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9420

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9421

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9422

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9424

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9428

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9432

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-9433

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11257

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11258

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11259