CVE-2016-6910

NVD - CVE-2016-6910

CVE-2016-6910 Detail

Current Description

The non-existent notification listener vulnerability was introduced in the initial Android 5.0.2 builds for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge devices, but the vulnerability can persist on the device even after the device has been upgraded to an Android 5.1.1 or 6.0.1 build. The vulnerable system app gives a non-existent app the ability to read the notifications from the device, which a third-party app can utilize if it uses a package name of com.samsung.android.app.portalservicewidget. This vulnerability allows an unprivileged third-party app to obtain the text of the user's notifications, which tend to contain personal data.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.kryptowire.com/disclosures/CVE-2016-6910/Factory_Resets_and_Obtaining_Notifications_on_Samsung_Android_Devices.pdf Technical Description  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95092

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6910
NVD Published Date:
12/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
12/27/2016
Source:
MITRE