Remote code execution in android-gif-drawable

Published: 2019-10-06 | Updated: 2019-10-06
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-11932
CWE ID CWE-415
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software android-gif-drawable Subscribe
Vendor Karol Wrótniak

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Double Free

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 7.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-11932

CWE-ID: CWE-415 - Double Free

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the DDGifSlurp() function in decoding.c. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted GIF file, pass it to the affected application, trigger a double free error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

android-gif-drawable: 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7, 1.2.8, 1.2.9, 1.2.10, 1.2.11, 1.2.12, 1.2.13, 1.2.14, 1.2.15, 1.2.16, 1.2.17

CPE External links

https://awakened1712.github.io/hacking/hacking-whatsapp-gif-rce/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.