Qualcomm Closed Source Components Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities

Risk

High

Date Discovered

October 7, 2019

Description

Qualcomm Closed-Source Components are prone to multiple unspecified vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit these issues to perform unauthorized actions. This may aid in further attacks. These issues are being tracked by Android Bug IDs A-122474427, A-129766175, A-129765090, A-129766098, A-129766136, A-129766497, A-129765860, A-129765571, A-129765728, A-129766832, A-129766932, A-132108421, A-132108893, and A-134437225.

Technologies Affected

  • Google Android
  • Google Nexus 5X
  • Google Nexus 6
  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Google Nexus 9
  • Google Nexus Player
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel C
  • Google Pixel XL

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't needed. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To limit the impact of latent vulnerabilities, configure servers and other applications to run as a nonadministrative user with minimal access rights.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

The vendor reported these issues.


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