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CVE-2021-31815 Detail

Current Description

GAEN (aka Google/Apple Exposure Notifications) through 2021-04-27 on Android allows attackers to obtain sensitive information, such as a user's location history, in-person social graph, and (sometimes) COVID-19 infection status, because Rolling Proximity Identifiers and MAC addresses are written to the Android system log, and many Android devices have applications (preinstalled by the hardware manufacturer or network operator) that read system log data and send it to third parties. NOTE: a news outlet (The Markup) states that they received a vendor response indicating that fix deployment "began several weeks ago and will be complete in the coming days."


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  3.3 LOW
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://blog.appcensus.io/2021/04/27/why-google-should-stop-logging-contact-tracing-data/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://themarkup.org/privacy/2021/04/27/google-promised-its-contact-tracing-app-was-completely-private-but-it-wasnt Exploit  Press/Media Coverage  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-319 Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-31815
NVD Published Date:
04/27/2021
NVD Last Modified:
05/07/2021
Source:
MITRE