Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Android 10 OS Discovered

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Google Android 10 OS Discovered

A cybersecurity advisory was issued Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, regarding multiple vulnerabilities in Google Android 10 OS. These vulnerabilities could allow a malicious individual to execute arbitrary code which could potentially lead to a breach.

What It Is:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Google Android 10 operating system (OS), the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Android is an operating system developed by Google for mobile devices including, but not limited to, smartphones, tablets, and watches.

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for arbitrary code execution in the context of a privileged process. These vulnerabilities could be exploited through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files.

Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. If this application has been configured to have fewer user rights on the system, exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could have less impact than if it was configured with administrative rights.

Read the original Android 10 Security Release Notes.

Threat Intelligence:
There are no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

Systems Affected:

• Android 10 OS builds utilizing Security Patch Levels issued prior to September 1, 2019

Risk:
Government:
• Large and medium government entities: High
• Small government entities: High
Businesses:
• Large and medium business entities: High
• Small business entities: High
Home users: High

What It Means:
If you and/or your business utilize the Google Android 10 OS versions mentioned above, you will need to apply the appropriate updates provided by Google Android or mobile carriers to vulnerable systems following proper testing.

Technical Summary:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Google Android 10 OS, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution within the context of a privileged process. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

• An elevation of privilege vulnerability in Media Framework. (CVE-2019-9310)
• Multiple arbitrary code vulnerabilities in Framework. (CVE-2019-9256, CVE-2019-9262)
• Multiple arbitrary code vulnerabilities in Media Framework. (CVE-2019-9278, CVE-2019-9297, CVE-2019-9298, CVE-2019-9299, CVE-2019-9300, CVE-2019-9301, CVE-2019-9302, CVE-2019-9303, CVE-2019-9304, CVE-2019-9305, CVE-2019-9306, CVE-2019-9307, CVE-2019-9308, CVE-2019-9346, CVE-2019-9357, CVE-2019-9382, CVE-2019-9405)
• Multiple arbitrary code vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2019-9363, CVE-2019-9365)
• Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities in Framework. (CVE-2019-9372, CVE-2019-9373, CVE-2019-9376)
• Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities in Media Framework. (CVE-2019-9268, CVE-2019-9283, CVE-2019-9348, CVE-2019-9349, CVE-2019-9352, CVE-2019-9371, CVE-2019-9379, CVE-2019-9418, CVE-2019-9420)
• Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2019-9279, CVE-2019-9285, CVE-2019-9286, CVE-2019-9311, CVE-2019-9327, CVE-2019-9389, CVE-2019-9390, CVE-2019-9393, CVE-2019-9394, CVE-2019-9395, CVE-2019-9396, CVE-2019-9397, CVE-2019-9398, CVE-2019-9400, CVE-2019-9401, CVE-2019-9402, CVE-2019-9404, CVE-2019-9425, CVE-2019-9430, CVE-2019-9462)
• Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Framework. (CVE-2019-9269, CVE-2019-9280, CVE-2019-9288, CVE-2019-9374, CVE-2019-9378, CVE-2019-9380, CVE-2019-9384, CVE-2019-9407, CVE-2019-9460)
• Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Library. (CVE-2019-9423, CVE-2019-9459)
• Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Android runtime. (CVE-2019-9290, CVE-2019-9429)
• Multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2018-9425, CVE-2019-9238, CVE-2019-9257, CVE-2019-9258, CVE-2019-9259, CVE-2019-9263, CVE-2019-9266, CVE-2019-9291, CVE-2019-9295, CVE-2019-9309, CVE-2019-9350, CVE-2019-9358, CVE-2019-9375, CVE-2019-9386, CVE-2019-9463)
• Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in Framework. (CVE-2019-9281, CVE-2019-9292, CVE-2019-9323, CVE-2019-9351, CVE-2019-9377, CVE-2019-9399, CVE-2019-9421, CVE-2019-9424, CVE-2019-9428, CVE-2019-9438)
• Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in Media Framework. (CVE-2019-9232, CVE-2019-9247, CVE-2019-9252, CVE-2019-9282, CVE-2019-9293, CVE-2019-9294, CVE-2019-9313, CVE-2019-9314, CVE-2019-9315, CVE-2019-9316, CVE-2019-9317, CVE-2019-9318, CVE-2019-9319, CVE-2019-9320, CVE-2019-9321, CVE-2019-9322, CVE-2019-9325, CVE-2019-9334, CVE-2019-9335, CVE-2019-9336, CVE-2019-9337, CVE-2019-9338, CVE-2019-9347, CVE-2019-9359, CVE-2019-9361, CVE-2019-9362, CVE-2019-9364, CVE-2019-9366, CVE-2019-9370, CVE-2019-9406, CVE-2019-9408, CVE-2019-9409, CVE-2019-9410, CVE-2019-9411, CVE-2019-9412, CVE-2019-9415, CVE-2019-9416, CVE-2019-9433)
• Multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities in System. (CVE-2018-9489, CVE-2018-9581, CVE-2019-9233, CVE-2019-9234, CVE-2019-9235, CVE-2019-9236, CVE-2019-9237, CVE-2019-9239, CVE-2019-9240, CVE-2019-9241, CVE-2019-9242, CVE-2019-9243, CVE-2019-9244, CVE-2019-9246, CVE-2019-9249, CVE-2019-9250, CVE-2019-9251, CVE-2019-9253, CVE-2019-9260, CVE-2019-9265, CVE-2019-9272, CVE-2019-9277, CVE-2019-9284, CVE-2019-9287, CVE-2019-9289, CVE-2019-9296, CVE-2019-9312, CVE-2019-9326, CVE-2019-9328, CVE-2019-9329, CVE-2019-9330, CVE-2019-9331, CVE-2019-9332, CVE-2019-9333, CVE-2019-9341, CVE-2019-9342, CVE-2019-9343, CVE-2019-9344, CVE-2019-9353, CVE-2019-9354, CVE-2019-9355, CVE-2019-9356, CVE-2019-9360, CVE-2019-9367, CVE-2019-9368, CVE-2019-9369, CVE-2019-9381, CVE-2019-9383, CVE-2019-9387, CVE-2019-9388, CVE-2019-9403, CVE-2019-9413, CVE-2019-9414, CVE-2019-9417, CVE-2019-9419, CVE-2019-9422, CVE-2019-9427, CVE-2019-9431, CVE-2019-9432, CVE-2019-9434, CVE-2019-9435, CVE-2019-9440)

What To Do:
We recommend the following actions be taken:

• Apply appropriate updates by Google Android or mobile carriers to vulnerable systems, immediately after appropriate testing.
• Remind users to only download applications from trusted vendors in the Play Store.
• Remind users not to visit untrusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
• Inform and educate users regarding threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments, especially from untrusted sources.

Negative Consequences of Lost or Stolen Data:
The loss or theft of proprietary data can have severe impacts, particularly if the compromise becomes public and sensitive information is exposed. Possible impacts include:

• Temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information.
• Disruption to regular operations.
• Financial losses incurred to restore systems and files.
• Potential harm to an organization’s reputation.

Should your agency or business need assistance with issues arising from vulnerabilities in Google Android 10 OS including updates and/or patches, Dox can help. Please contact Dox if there is anything we can do to assist in securing your agency, business, or organization.

Thank you for your time and stay safe online.