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

ITS Advisory Number: 
2019-038
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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 arbitrary 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 arbitrary 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 April 5, 2019.
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 arbitrary code execution within the context of a privileged process. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

 

  • An elevation of privilege vulnerability in Framework. (CVE-2019-2026)
  • Multiple arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities in Media framework. (CVE-2019-2027, CVE-2019-2028)
  • An arbitrary code execution vulnerability in System. (CVE-2019-2029)
  • Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2019-2030, CVE-2019-2031, CVE-2019-2033, CVE-2019-2034, CVE-2019-2035, CVE-2019-2032, CVE-2019-2041)
  • Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2019-2037,CVE-2019-2038, CVE-2019-2039, CVE-2019-2040)
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in Qualcomm closed-source components. (CVE-2018-11271, CVE-2018-11291, CVE-2018-11821, CVE-2018-11822, CVE-2018-11828, CVE-2018-11849, CVE-2018-11850, CVE-2018-11853, CVE-2018-11854, CVE-2018-11856, CVE-2018-11859, CVE-2018-11861, CVE-2018-11862, CVE-2018-11867, CVE-2018-11870, CVE-2018-11871, CVE-2018-11872, CVE-2018-11873, CVE-2018-11874, CVE-2018-11875, CVE-2018-11876, CVE-2018-11877, CVE-2018-11879, CVE-2018-11880, CVE-2018-11882, CVE-2018-11884, CVE-2018-11928, CVE-2018-11936, CVE-2018-11967, CVE-2018-11968, CVE-2018-11976, CVE-2018-12004, CVE-2018-12005, CVE-2018-12012, CVE-2018-12013, CVE-2018-13885, CVE-2018-13886, CVE-2018-13887, CVE-2018-13895, CVE-2018-13925, CVE-2019-2244, CVE-2019-2245, CVE-2019-2250)
  • Multiple vulnerabilities in Qualcomm components. (CVE-2017-17772, CVE-2018-11294, CVE-2018-11299, CVE-2018-11826, CVE-2018-11827, CVE-2018-11840, CVE-2018-11851, CVE-2018-11860, CVE-2018-11868, CVE-2018-11869, CVE-2018-11878, CVE-2018-11889, CVE-2018-11891, CVE-2018-11894, CVE-2018-11895, CVE-2018-11897, CVE-2018-11902, CVE-2018-11904, CVE-2018-11905, CVE-2018-11923, CVE-2018-11924, CVE-2018-11925, CVE-2018-11927, CVE-2018-11930, CVE-2018-11937, CVE-2018-11940, CVE-2018-11949, CVE-2018-11953, CVE-2018-13920, CVE-2018-5855)

 

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for arbitrary 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/2019-04-01

CVE:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-17772

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

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11271

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11291

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11294

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11299

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11821

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11822

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11826

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11827

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11828

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11840

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11849

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11850

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11851

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11853

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11854

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11856

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11859

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11860

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11861

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11862

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11867

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11868

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11869

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11870

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11871

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11872

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11873

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11874

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11875

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11876

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11877

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11878

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11879

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11880

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11882

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11884

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11889

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11891

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11894

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11895

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11897

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11902

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11904

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11905

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11923

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11924

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11925

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11927

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11928

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11930

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11936

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11937

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11940

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11949

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11953

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11967

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11968

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-11976

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-12004

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-12005

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-12012

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-12013

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-13885

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-13886

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-13887

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-13895

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-13920

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-13925

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2026

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2027

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2028

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2029

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2030

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2031

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2032

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2033

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2034

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2035

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2037

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2038

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2039

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2040

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2041

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2244

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2245

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-2250