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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Google Android Vendors:   Google
Android Adreno GPU Driver Buffer Overflow Lets Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035766
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2062   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 6 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Android. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can issue a specially crafted IOCTL_KGSL_PERFCOUNTER_QUERY ioctl command to trigger a buffer overflow in the Adreno GPU driver for the MSM Linux kernel and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Code Aurora Forum releases of Android (with contributions from Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC)) are affected.

Ben Hawkes of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.

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