CVE-2016-4477

Published on: 05/09/2016 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/23/2021 11:26:57 PM UTC

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

Certain versions of Android from Google contain the following vulnerability:

wpa_supplicant 0.4.0 through 2.5 does not reject \n and \r characters in passphrase parameters, which allows local users to trigger arbitrary library loading and consequently gain privileges, or cause a denial of service (daemon outage), via a crafted (1) SET, (2) SET_CRED, or (3) SET_NETWORK command.

  • CVE-2016-4477 has been assigned by [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.

CVSS3 Score: 7.8 - HIGH

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
LOCAL LOW NONE REQUIRED
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH HIGH HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 4.4 - MEDIUM

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Android Security Bulletin—May 2016 | Android Open Source Project Vendor Advisory
source.android.com
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URL Logo CONFIRM source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-05-01.html
USN-3455-1: wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerabilities | Ubuntu www.ubuntu.com
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URL Logo UBUNTU USN-3455-1
oss-security - Re: hostapd/wpa_supplicant - psk configuration parameter update allowing arbitrary data to be written www.openwall.com
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URL Logo MLIST [oss-security] 20160503 Re: hostapd/wpa_supplicant - psk configuration parameter update allowing arbitrary data to be written

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid4.4.4AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid5.0.2AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid5.1.1AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid6.0AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid6.0.1AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid4.4.4AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid5.0.2AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid5.1.1AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid6.0AllAllAll
Operating
System
GoogleAndroid6.0.1AllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:4.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:5.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:6.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:4.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:5.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:5.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:google:android:6.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: