Google Android Binder CVE-2019-2215 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

October 2, 2019

Description

Google Android is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. Local attackers can exploit this issue to gain elevated privileges.

Technologies Affected

  • Google Android 10.0
  • Google Android 9.0
  • Google Pixel 2

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Given the nature of this issue, allow only trusted and accountable users to have local, interactive access to vulnerable devices.

Currently, we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches. If you feel we are in error or are aware of more recent information, please mail us at: vuldb@securityfocus.com.

References

Credits

Maddie Stone


© 1995- Symantec Corporation

Permission to redistribute this alert electronically is granted as long as it is not edited in any way unless authorized by Symantec Security Response. Reprinting the whole or part of this alert in any medium other than electronically requires permission from secure@symantec.com.

Disclaimer

The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing based on currently available information. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are no warranties with regard to this information. Neither the author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance on, this information.

Symantec, Symantec products, Symantec Security Response, and secure@symantec.com are registered trademarks of Symantec Corp. and/or affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks represented in this document are the sole property of their respective companies/owners.