CVE-2016-10136 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered on BLU R1 HD devices with Shanghai Adups software. The content provider named com.adups.fota.sysoper.provider.InfoProvider in the app with a package name of com.adups.fota.sysoper allows any app on the device to read, write, and delete files as the system user. In the com.adups.fota.sysoper app's AndroidManifest.xml file, it sets the android:sharedUserId attribute to a value of android.uid.system which makes it execute as the system user, which is a very privileged user on the device. This allows a third-party app to read, write, and delete files owned by the system user. The third-party app can modify the /data/system/users/0/settings_secure.xml file to add an app as a notification listener to be able to receive the text of notifications as they are received on the device. This also allows the /data/system/users/0/accounts.db to be read which contains authentication tokens for various accounts on the device. The third-party app can obtain privileged information and also modify files to obtain more privileges on the device.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96854
https://www.kryptowire.com/adups_security_analysis.html Technical Description  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/us/politics/china-phones-software-security.html Press/Media Coverage 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-310 Cryptographic Issues cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-10136
NVD Published Date:
01/13/2017
NVD Last Modified:
03/15/2017
Source:
MITRE