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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Google Android Vendors:   Google
Android KeyStore Stack Overflow Lets Applications Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030492
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030492
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3100   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 30 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Android. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A local application can trigger a buffer overflow in the KeyStore in certain cases to execute arbitrary code on the target system. It may be possible to obtain the target device's lock credentials, keys, and other potentially sensitive information.

The vendor was notified on September 9, 2013.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.slideshare.net/ibmsecurity/android-keystorestackbufferoverflow

Roee Hay and Avi Dayan of IBM reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.4) [in October 2013].
Vendor URL:  www.android.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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