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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-6636

Original release date: 03/02/2014
Last revised: 03/03/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The Android API before 17 does not properly restrict the WebView.addJavascriptInterface method, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary methods of Java objects by using the Java Reflection API within crafted JavaScript code that is loaded into the WebView component in an application targeted to API level 16 or earlier, a related issue to CVE-2013-4710.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/webkit/WebView.html#addJavascriptInterface%28java.lang.Object,%20java.lang.String%29
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140207 Re: CVE request: multiple issues in Apache Cordova/PhoneGap
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.internetsociety.org/ndss2014/programme#session3
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/os/Build.VERSION_CODES.html#JELLY_BEAN_MR1
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~shmat/shmat_ndss14nofrak.pdf
External Source: MISC
Name: http://50.56.33.56/blog/?p=314

Technical Details

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)