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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Google Android Vendors:   Google
Google Android 'com.android.settings' Lets Local Applications Remote Device Locks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029410
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029410
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-6271   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 28 2013
Impact:   Modification of system information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Google Android. A local user (application) can remove device locks on the target system.

An application can remove all existing device locks activated by a user without having permission to remove the locks.

The vendor was notified on October 11, 2013.

The original advisory is available at:

https://cureblog.de/2013/11/cve-2013-6271-remove-device-locks-from-android-phone/

Curesec Research Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user (application) can remove device locks on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.android.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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