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Vulnerabilities Found in the Firmware of 25 Android Smartphone Models

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ZTE ZMAX Pro 6.0.1 Send text messages Local app on the device without any permissions ZTE/P895T20/urd:6.0.1/MMB29M/20170418.114928:user/release-keys ZTE ZMAX Pro 6.0.1 Obtain all the text messages of the user and also insert, modify, and delete text messages Local app on the device without any permissions ZTE/P895T20/urd:6.0.1/MMB29M/20170418.114928:user/release-keys ZTE ZMAX Champ 6.0.1 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to cause the device to get stuck in an unfixable recovery bootloop. Local app on the device without any permissions ZTE/Z917VL/fortune:6.0.1/MMB29M/20170327.120922:user/release-keys ZTE ZMAX Champ 6.0.1 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device without any permissions ZTE/Z917VL/fortune:6.0.1/MMB29M/20170327.120922:user/release-keys ZTE ZMAX Pro 6.0.1 Obtain the numbers of contacts and numbers of people that the user has texted Local app on the device without any permissions ZTE/P895T20/urd:6.0.1/MMB29M/20170418.114928:user/release-keys ZTE Blade Spark 7.1.1 Obtain the logcat log which get written to the sdcard. This can be mined for user data. This does leave a sticky notification. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard ZTE/Z971/peony:7.1.1/NMF26V/20171129.143111:user/release-keys ZTE Blade Vantage 7.1.1 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to make the system write the modem log to the sdcard. This contains the send and received text messages and the call data. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard ZTE/Z839/sweet:7.1.1/NMF26V/20180120.095344:user/release-keys Vivo V7 7.1.2 Record the screen and write it to app’s private directory. A notification and floating icon pop up initiatlly, but these can be quickly removed. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions vivo/1718/1718:7.1.2/N2G47H/compil11021857:user/release-keys Vivo V7 7.1.2 Obtain the kernel log and also the logcat log which get written to the sdcard. This can be mined for user data. This does leave a sticky notification. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard vivo/1718/1718:7.1.2/N2G47H/compil11021857:user/release-keys Vivo V7 7.1.2 Provides the capability to set system properties as the com.android.phone user. With this and vulnerability above, you can caputre the input of the user (where they touch the screen) and the bluetooth snoop log. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard vivo/1718/1718:7.1.2/N2G47H/compil11021857:user/release-keys Sony Xperia L1 7.0 Take screenshot of the screen which can be used to examine the user’s notifications. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard and the EXPAND_STATUS_BAR permission is needed to expand the status bar Sony/G3313/G3313:7.0/43.0.A.6.49/2867558199:user/release-keys SKY Elite 6.0L+ 6.0 Command execution as the system user via old version of Adups software Local app on the device that does not require any permissions SKY/x6069_trx_l601_sky/x6069_trx_l601_sky:6.0/MRA58K/1482897127:user/release-keys Plum Compass 6.0 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions PLUM/c179_hwf_221/c179_hwf_221:6.0/MRA58K/W16.51.5-22:user/release-keys Orbic Wonder 7.1 Pairing with the vulnerability above, the user can get the body of text messages and call data since the default messaging apps is in debug mode, so the telephony data is written to the log. The log is written to the sdcard so any app can use the vulnerability above to get this data. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard Orbic/RC555L/RC555L:7.1.2/N2G47H/329100b:user/release-keys Orbic Wonder 7.1.2 A pre-installed app allows the user to obtain the logcat log that get written to the sdcard continuosly. The logcat log is not available to third-party apps since it contains sensitive user data. The user can start the app with so it will not show up in the recent apps list and then dismiss it by going to the home screen so it will not be accessible to the user. It will continuosly write the log file to the sdcard. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard Orbic/RC555L/RC555L:7.1.2/N2G47H/329100b:user/release-keys Orbic Wonder 7.1.2 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions Orbic/RC555L/RC555L:7.1.2/N2G47H/329100b:user/release-keys Oppo F5 7.1.1 Surreptitiously audio record the user and write it to the sdcard. This does require the command execution as system user to copy the recording file. Local app on the device without any permissions OPPO/CPH1723/CPH1723:7.1.1/N6F26Q/1513597833:user/release-keys Oppo F5 7.1.1 Command execution as the system user Local app on the device without any permissions OPPO/CPH1723/CPH1723:7.1.1/N6F26Q/1513597833:user/release-keys Nokia 6 TA-1025 7.1.1 Take screenshot of the screen which can be used to examine the user’s notifications. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard and the EXPAND_STATUS_BAR permission is needed to expand the status bar Nokia/TA-1025_00WW/PLE:7.1.1/NMF26F/00WW_3_32F:user/release-keys MXQ TV Box 4.4.2 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions MBX/m201_N/m201_N:4.4.2/KOT49H/20160106:user/test-keys MXQ TV Box 4.4.2 Make the device non-functional. The device will not boot properly even after a factory reset. The device can likely be recovered by placing clean firmware images on the sdcard and flashing them. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions MBX/m201_N/m201_N:4.4.2/KOT49H/20160106:user/test-keys LG G6 7.0 Can lock a user out of their own phone (even in safe mode) and the user will be forced to factory reset in recovery mode. The user may be able to unlock the device if they have ADB enabled prior to the locking of the screen and can figure out how to unlock it hich may be difficult for the average user. This acts as a Denial of Service attack and results in data loss if a factory reset occurs. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions lge/lucye_nao_us_nr/lucye:7.0/NRD90U/17265155644e4:user/release-keys LG G6 7.0 Obtain the logcat logs continuosly which are not available to third party apps since they leak senstive user data. The log file can be written to the app’s private directory by using path traversal. Local app on the device and INTERNET permission to send out the data. lge/lucye_nao_us_nr/lucye:7.0/NRD90U/17265155644e4:user/release-keys LG G6 7.0 Obtain the kernel log and also the logcat log which get written to the sdcard. This can be mined for user data. It also creates a file on the sdcard containing the phone IMEI and serial number. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard lge/lucye_nao_us_nr/lucye:7.0/NRD90U/17265155644e4:user/release-keys Leagoo Z5C 6.0 Read the last text message from each conversation. The last message will containt the phone number, text body, timestamp, and the contact’s name (if any) Local app on the device that does not require any permissions sp7731c_1h10_32v4_bird:6.0/MRA58K/android.20180125.183848:user/release-keys Leagoo P1 7.0 Take screenshot of the screen which can be used to examine the user’s notifications. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard and the EXPAND_STATUS_BAR permission is needed to expand the status bar LEAGOO/t592_otd_p1/t592_otd_p1:7.0/NRD90M/1508151212:user/release-keys Leagoo P1 7.0 Local root privilege escalation via ADB. The vendor allows read only properties to be modified. They could also peform this behavior to get root privileges. Physical access to device LEAGOO/t592_otd_p1/t592_otd_p1:7.0/NRD90M/1508151212:user/release-keys Leagoo P1 7.0 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions LEAGOO/t592_otd_p1/t592_otd_p1:7.0/NRD90M/1508151212:user/release-keys Leagoo Z5C 6.0 Send text messages Local app on the device that does not require any permissions sp7731c_1h10_32v4_bird:6.0/MRA58K/android.20180125.183848:user/release-keys Leagoo Z5C 6.0 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions sp7731c_1h10_32v4_bird:6.0/MRA58K/android.20180125.183848:user/release-keys Essential Essential 7.1.1 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device that does not require any permissions essential/mata/mata:7.1.1/NMJ88C/464:user/release-keys & essential/mata/mata:8.1.0/OPM1.180104.166/297:user/release-keys Doogee X5 6.0 Video record of the screen. This capability can be used in a similar way as taking screenshots by opening apps that show the user’s messages. The recording is not transparent to the user. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard and the INTERNET permission to send out the data DOOGEE/full_hct6580_weg_c_m/hct6580_weg_c_m:6.0/MRA58K/1479906828:user/test-keys Coolpad Revvl Plus 7.1.1 Obtain all the text messages of the user and also insert, modify, and delete text messages Local app on the device without any permissions Coolpad/alchemy/alchemy:7.1.1/143.14.171129.3701A-TMO/buildf_nj_02-206:user/release-keys Coolpad Canvas 7.0 Provides the capability to set system properties as the com.android.phone user. Local app on the device without any permissions Coolpad/cp3636a/cp3636a:7.0/NRD90M/093031423:user/release-keys Coolpad Defiant 7.1.1 Send text messages Local app on the device without any permissions Coolpad/cp3632a/cp3632a:7.1.1/NMF26F/099480857:user/release-keys Coolpad Revvl Plus 7.1.1 Provides the capability to set system properties as the com.android.phone user. Local app on the device without any permissions Coolpad/alchemy/alchemy:7.1.1/143.14.171129.3701A-TMO/buildf_nj_02-206:user/release-keys Coolpad Revvl Plus 7.1.1 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device without any permissions Coolpad/alchemy/alchemy:7.1.1/143.14.171129.3701A-TMO/buildf_nj_02-206:user/release-keys Coolpad Revvl Plus 7.1.1 Send text messages Local app on the device without any permissions Coolpad/alchemy/alchemy:7.1.1/143.14.171129.3701A-TMO/buildf_nj_02-206:user/release-keys Coolpad Canvas 7.0 Obtain the logcat logs, kernel logs, and tcpdump capture which are written to the sdcard. This leaves a notification active. The logs contain the body of sent and received text messages. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard Coolpad/cp3636a/cp3636a:7.0/NRD90M/093031423:user/release-keys Coolpad Defiant 7.1.1 A pre-installed app allows any app on the device to wipe all user data via a factory reset. There is no user intervention required and it will result in data loss. Local app on the device without any permissions Coolpad/cp3632a/cp3632a:7.1.1/NMF26F/099480857:user/release-keys Coolpad Defiant 7.1.1 Obtain all the text messages of the user and also insert, modify, and delete text messages Local app on the device without any permissions Coolpad/cp3632a/cp3632a:7.1.1/NMF26F/099480857:user/release-keys Asus ZenFone 3 Max 7.0 A pre-installed app with an exposed interface allows any app on the phone to obtain a bugreport (kernel log, logcat log, dump of system services (includes text of active notifications), WiFi Passwords, and other system data gets written to the sdcard. The numbers for received and placed telephone calls show up in the log, as well as the sending and receving telephone numbers for text messages. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard asus/US_Phone/ASUS_X008_1:7.0/NRD90M/US_Phone-14.14.1711.92-20171208:user/release-keys Asus ZenFone 3 Max 7.0 Arbitrary app installation over the internet. Then this app can also be uninstalled after it is run using the same interface. Local app on the device without any permissions asus/US_Phone/ASUS_X008_1:7.0/NRD90M/US_Phone-14.14.1711.92-20171208:user/release-keys Asus ZenFone 3 Max 7.0 Take screenshot of the screen which can be used to examine the user’s notifications. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard and EXPAND_STATUS_BAR permission is needed to expand the status bar asus/US_Phone/ASUS_X008_1:7.0/NRD90M/US_Phone-14.14.1711.92-20171208:user/release-keys Asus ZenFone 3 Max & ZenFone V Live 7.0 Command execution as the system user Local app on the device without any permissions asus/US_Phone/ASUS_X008_1:7.0/NRD90M/US_Phone-14.14.1711.92-20171208:user/release-keys & asus/VZW_ASUS_A009/ASUS_A009:7.1.1/NMF26F/14.0610.1709.56-20171017:user/release-keys Alcatel A30 7.0 Take screenshot of the screen which can be used to examine the user’s notifications. Local app on the device with the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission to read from the sdcard and the EXPAND_STATUS_BAR permission is needed to expand the status bar TCL/5046G/MICKEY6US:7.0/NRD90M/J63:user/release-keys Alcatel A30 7.0 Local root privilege escalation via ADB. The vendor allows read only properties to be modified. They could also peform this behavior to get root privileges. This was an Amazon Prime exclusive device. The user needs physical access to the device and needs to bypass the screen-lock if it exists TCL/5046G/MICKEY6US:7.0/NRD90M/J63:user/release-keys

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