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CVE-2012-6422 Detail

Current Description

The kernel in Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note 2, MEIZU MX, and possibly other Android devices, when running an Exynos 4210 or 4412 processor, uses weak permissions (0666) for /dev/exynos-mem, which allows attackers to read or write arbitrary physical memory and gain privileges via a crafted application, as demonstrated by ExynosAbuse.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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Hyperlink Resource
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/12/developer-warns-of-critical-vulnerability-in-many-samsung-smartphones/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=35469999 Exploit
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2051290
http://project-voodoo.org/articles/instant-fix-app-for-exynos-mem-abuse-vulnerability-no-root-required-reversible
http://www.sammobile.com/2012/12/16/major-vulnerability-found-on-exynos-4-devices/
http://www.securityweek.com/new-vulnerability-exposed-samsungs-android-devices

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:h:meizu:mx:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:samsung:galaxy_note_2:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:samsung:galaxy_s2:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-6422
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2012
NVD Last Modified:
12/21/2012