Google Android Operating System < 5.0.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8665


The remote device is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


Versions of the Google Android operating system earlier than 5.0.0 are potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A flaw in the '' function fails to check if the object that is currently being deserialized is actually serializable. This may allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2014-7911)
- A flaw in '' during the handling of an intent that contains '' may allow a specially crafted application to resend all the user's SMS messages and accrue extra unwanted charges or flood people previously contacted. (CVE-2014-8610)
- There is a flaw that leads to unauthorized privileges being gained. The issue is triggered when the device does not properly check application PKI identity certificates and may allow an application to forge its identifying certificates. This may allow a local attacker, or a malicious application, to gain elevated privileges.
- A flaw in 'doSendObjectInfo()' method in 'frameworks/av/media/mtp/MtpServer.cpp' does not properly sanitize user input, specifically path traversal style attacks (e.g. '../') supplied via a MTP packet name parameter. With a specially crafted application, a local attacker to write arbitrary files. (CVE-2014-7954)
- A flaw in the 'bindBackupAgent' method in 'ActivityManagerService' that is triggered as input passed via the 'ApplicationInfo' parameter potentially allowing a local attacker to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2014-7953)
- A flaw in the keystore service that can allow a malicious application to gain access to key information of other stored applications on the device allowing a local attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.


Upgrade to Google Android version 5.0.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8665

Published: 2015/04/10

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 5287

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.5


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:google:android

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7911, CVE-2014-8610, CVE-2014-7953, CVE-2014-7954

BID: 68693, 71176, 71316, 74210, 74213