google android CVE-2021-25370 is a vulnerability in Google Android
Published on March 26, 2021

An incorrect implementation handling file descriptor in dpu driver prior to SMR Mar-2021 Release 1 results in memory corruption leading to kernel panic.

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Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Samsung Mobile Devices Memory Corruption Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Samsung mobile devices using Mali GPU contain an incorrect implementation handling file descriptor in dpu driver. This incorrect implementation results in memory corruption, leading to kernel panic. This vulnerability was chained with CVE-2021-25337 and CVE-2021-25369.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by November 29, 2022: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2021-25370 is exploitable with local system access, and requires user privileges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 0.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have no impact on confidentiality and integrity, and a high impact on availability.

What is a Dangling pointer Vulnerability?

Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.

CVE-2021-25370 has been classified to as a Dangling pointer vulnerability or weakness.

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