Advisory Details

June 7th, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Apps Activity Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-18-559
ZDI-CAN-5331

CVE ID CVE-2018-10500
CVSS SCORE 4.4, (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Samsung
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Galaxy Apps
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 31145. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on vulnerable installations of Samsung Galaxy Apps. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of push messages. The issue lies in the ability to start an activity with controlled arguments. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges to resources normally protected from the application.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS


Patched with ThemeStore v. 4.0.60.80109 and GalaxyApps v. 6.4.0.15


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2017-11-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2018-06-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
  • 2018-06-07 - Advisory Updated
CREDIT Tencent Keen Security Lab
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