Google Android Operating System < 4.3.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8781
SynopsisThe remote mobile device is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionVersions of the Google Android operating system earlier than 4.3.0 are outdated and thus unpatched for the following vulnerabilities:
- A flaw in the tethering function is triggered when responding to recursive DNS queries that are received and referred to as an open resolver. This may allow a remote attacker to conduct DNS amplification attacks, allowing them to leverage the device to perform DDoS attacks against other targets.
- A flaw in 'BackupManagerService' does not properly sanitize user input, specifically path traversal style attacks (e.g. '../') when extracting TAR files. With a specially crafted application, a local attacker can overwrite arbitrary files. (CVE-2014-7951)
SolutionUpgrade to Google Android version 4.3.0 or later.