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CVE-2016-3861 Detail

Description

LibUtils in Android 4.x before 4.4.4, 5.0.x before 5.0.2, 5.1.x before 5.1.1, 6.x before 2016-09-01, and 7.0 before 2016-09-01 mishandles conversions between Unicode character encodings with different encoding widths, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) via a crafted file, aka internal bug 29250543.


Severity



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Hyperlink Resource
http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-09-01.html Vendor Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92811
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036763
https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/av/+/3944c65637dfed14a5a895685edfa4bacaf9f76e Issue Tracking  Patch 
https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/base/+/866dc26ad4a98cc835d075b627326e7d7e52ffa1 Issue Tracking  Patch 
https://android.googlesource.com/platform/frameworks/native/+/1f4b49e64adf4623eefda503bca61e253597b9bf Issue Tracking  Patch 
https://android.googlesource.com/platform/system/core/+/ecf5fd58a8f50362ce9e8d4245a33d56f29f142b Issue Tracking  Patch 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40354/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-3861
NVD Published Date:
09/11/2016
NVD Last Modified:
09/02/2017
Source:
Android (associated with Google Inc. or Open Handset Alliance)