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CVE-2016-6723

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Overview

A denial of service vulnerability in Proxy Auto Config in Android 4.x before 4.4.4, 5.0.x before 5.0.2, 5.1.x before 5.1.1, 6.x before 2016-11-01, and 7.0 before 2016-11-01 could enable a remote attacker to use a specially crafted file to cause a device hang or reboot. This issue is rated as Moderate because it requires an uncommon device configuration. Android ID: A-30100884.

Related Files

Android Proxy Auto Config (PAC) Crash
Posted Nov 8, 2016
Authored by Yakov Shafranovich | Site wwws.nightwatchcybersecurity.com

Android devices can be crashed forcing a halt and then a soft reboot by downloading a large proxy auto config (PAC) file when adjusting the Android networking settings. This can also be exploited by an MITM attacker that can intercept and replace the PAC file. However, the bug is mitigated by multiple factors and the likelihood of exploitation is low.

tags | exploit, denial of service
advisories | CVE-2016-6723
SHA-256 | 9a6a1af684f67a60cc245b0a7841aeca5cc4c686f0d9b20cffcd532b0d7b75f1
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