There is a privilege escalation vulnerability in Android kernel due to the lack of a parameters check. An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can modify the data of kernel to crash the system or escalate user privilege. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2015-08031)
This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-3857.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link: http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20160926-01-smartphone-en
The attacker successfully tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone;
2. Attacking procedure:
An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can modify the data of kernel to crash the system or escalate user privilege.
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