Open Handset Alliance Android WorkingMessage.java information disclosure

android-workingmessage-info-disclosure (65125) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Open Handset Alliance Android could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the improper management of the draft cache by WorkingMessage.java. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a standard text messaging service to read SMS messages of another user.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Android (2.3.2 or later), available from the Open Handset Alliance Web site. See References.

References:

  • Open Handset Alliance Web site: Android.
  • BID-46105: Open Handset Alliance Android 'data/WorkingMessage.java' Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2011-0680: data/WorkingMessage.java in the Mms application in Android before 2.2.2 and 2.3.x before 2.3.2 does not properly manage the draft cache, which allows remote attackers to read SMS messages intended for other recipients in opportunistic circumstances via a standard text messaging service.
  • OSVDB ID: 70744: Google Android Mms Application data/WorkingMessage.java Draft Cache SMS Message Remote Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Android 2.2
  • Google Android 2.3
  • Google Android 2.3.1

Reported:

Feb 02, 2011

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