Google Android Operating System < 4.3.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8781
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The remote mobile device is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


Versions 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)


Upgrade to Google Android version 4.3.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 8781

Published: 6/26/2015

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 5287

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.3

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

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


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:google:android:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 5/15/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/31/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7951

BID: 74211, 74888