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Category:   Device (Multimedia)  >   Blackberry PlayBook Vendors:   Research In Motion Limited
Blackberry PlayBook File Sharing Option Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026386
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0291   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 7 2011
Impact:   Modification of system information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Blackberry PlayBook. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

On a tablet with File Sharing enabled and connected via USB to a system running BlackBerry Desktop Software, a user can modify a backup archive file on the system to gain root privileges on the target tablet.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target tablet system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.

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