Qualcomm Security Flaws Let Attackers Takeover The Devices

Hackers exploit Qualcomm’s security flaws to gain unauthorized access, execute malicious code, or potentially compromise data integrity and the system. 

Vulnerabilities present on Qualcomm’s popular chipsets and modems are desirable to hackers intending to breach devices ranging from smartphones to IoT devices. 

By exploiting such vulnerabilities, attackers can evade security protocols via multiple malicious acts, which indicates an immediate response from Qualcomm.

Vulnerabilities Detected

Here below, we have mentioned all the vulnerabilities detected:-

  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-21473
  • Title: Improper Input Validation in WIN SON
  • Description: Memory corruption while redirecting log file to any file location with any file name.
  • CVSS Rating: Critical
  • CVSS Score: 9.8
  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-28547
  • Title: Buffer Copy Without Checking Size of Input in SPS Applications
  • Description: Memory corruption in SPS Application while requesting for public key in sorter TA.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 8.4
  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-33023
  • Title: Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input (`Classic Buffer Overflow`) in SPS-Applications
  • Description: Memory corruption while processing the finish_sign command to pass a rsp buffer.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 8.4
  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-33099
  • Title: Improper Input Validation in Multi-Mode Call Processor
  • Description: Transient DOS while processing SMS container of non-standard size received in DL NAS transport in NR.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 7.5
  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-33100
  • Title: Improper input validation in Multi-Mode Call Processor
  • Description: Transient DOS while processing DL NAS Transport message when message ID is not defined in the 3GPP specification.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 7.5
  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-33101
  • Title: Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast in Multi-Mode Call Processor
  • Description: Transient DOS while processing DL NAS TRANSPORT message with payload length 0.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 7.5
  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-33115
  • Title: Buffer Over-read in Trusted Execution Environment
  • Description: Memory corruption while processing buffer initialization, when trusted report for certain report types are generated.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 7.8
  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-21452
  • Title: Improper Input Validation in Automotive Telematics
  • Description: Transient DOS while decoding an ASN.1 OER message containing a SEQUENCE of unknown extensions.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 7.3
  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-21453
  • Title: Improper Input Validation in Automotive Telematics
  • Description: Transient DOS while decoding message of size that exceeds the available system memory.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 7.5
  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-21454
  • Title: Integer Overflow to Buffer Overflow in Automotive Telematics
  • Description: Transient DOS while decoding the ToBeSignedMessage in Automotive Telematics.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 7.5
  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-21463
  • Title: Buffer Copy Without Checking Size of Input in Audio
  • Description: Memory corruption while processing Codec2 during v13k decoder pitch synthesis.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 7.3
  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-21470
  • Title: Integer Overflow to Buffer Overflow in Graphics Windows
  • Description: Memory corruption while allocating memory for graphics.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 8.4

Open Source Software Vulnerabilities

Here below we have mentioned all the open-source software vulnerabilities:-

  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-21468
  • Title: Use After Free in Kernel
  • Description: Memory corruption when there is failed unmap operation in GPU.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 8.4
  • CVE ID: CVE-2024-21472
  • Title: Use After Free in Kernel
  • Description: Memory corruption in Kernel while handling GPU operations.
  • CVSS Rating: High
  • CVSS Score: 8.4
  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-33111
  • Title: Improper Validation of Array Index in Audio
  • Description: Information disclosure when VI calibration state set by ADSP is greater than MAX_FBSP_STATE in the response payload to AFE calibration command.
  • CVSS Rating: Medium
  • CVSS Score: 5.5
  • CVE ID: CVE-2023-43515
  • Title: Buffer copy without checking size of input (Classic buffer overflow) in HLOS
  • Description: Memory corruption in HLOS while running kernel address sanitizers (syzkaller) on tmecom with DEBUG_FS enabled.
  • CVSS Rating: Medium
  • CVSS Score: 6.6

The vulnerability ratings of Android security bulletins are typically based on familiar patterns but could differ as a result of some cases where SELinux protections are bypassed on some platforms or when other experts may have a different understanding of local denial of service attacks or kernel privilege escalation vulnerabilities.

These complications show how security risks can be assessed in various Android implementations.

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