January 6, 2020
Qualcomm Closed-Source Components are prone to the following security vulnerabilities: 1. Multiple buffer-overflow vulnerabilities 2. Multiple security vulnerabilities 3. Multiple integer-overflow vulnerabilities 4. An unauthorized-access vulnerability 5. An heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability 6. Multiple input validation vulnerabilities An attacker can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code, perform unauthorized actions, cause denial-of-service condition and obtain sensitive information. This may aid in further attacks. These issues are being tracked by Android Bug IDs A-132108182, A-137030896, A-142271634, A-142268949, A-142271692, A-130574302, A-131180394, A-142271615, A-142271274, A-142271498, A-142271848, A-142271965, A-142271827, A-142271609, A-142271944, A-142270349, A-142270646 and A-142271515.
- 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
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.
dex (Marcel Busch) of FAU Security Team, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg
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