DescriptionAn elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel file system could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. This issue is rated as Critical due to the possibility of a local permanent device compromise, which may require reflashing the operating system to repair the device. Product: Android. Versions: Kernel-3.10, Kernel-3.18. Android ID: A-31495866.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)


NOT-FOR-US: Unspecified Android filesystem, apparently not in mainline
Android bulletin lists all recent devices as affected.
No source patch available, so may relate to Apache-licensed sdcardfs.

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