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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Google Android Vendors:   Google
(Google Issues Fix for Google Android) Linux Kernel ipc_addid() Race Condition Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034586
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034586
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7613   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 5 2016
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 6.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. Google Android is affected.

A local user can invoke an ipc_addid() call to trigger an IPC object state race condition and gain root privileges on the target system.

Dmitry Vyukov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   Google has issued a fix for CVE-2015-7613 for Google Android (6.0).

[Editor's note: The vendor has removed SysV IPC functionality from the Android operating syste.]

The Google advisory is available at:

http://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-01-01.html

Vendor URL:  source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-01-01.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error

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