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Category:   OS (Other)  >   Google Android Vendors:   Google
Google Android Local WiFi Broadcasts Let Local Users Access Identifying Data on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041590
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041590
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-9489   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 30 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 9.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Google Android. A local user can access identifying data on the target system.

A local application can monitor NETWORK_STATE_CHANGED_ACTION and WIFI_P2P_THIS_DEVICE_CHANGED_ACTION system WiFi broadcasts to obtain identifying data on the target system, including network names, BSSIDs, local addresses, and DNS server addresses.

The vendor has assigned Android bug ID number A-77286245 to this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

https://wwws.nightwatchcybersecurity.com/2018/08/29/sensitive-data-exposure-via-wifi-broadcasts-in-android-os-cve-2018-9489/

Yakov Shafranovich reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain identifying data on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9).

[Editor's note: No vendor advisory was publicly available at the time of this entry.]

Vendor URL:  android.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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