Privilege escalation in Hindotech HK1 Box S905X3 TV Box

Published: 2020-10-14
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
HK1 Box S905X3 TV Box
Hardware solutions / Other hardware appliances

Vendor Hindotech, Shenzhen Hindo Technology Co.,Ltd

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU47633

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 8.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:U/RC:C]


CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions. A local attacker can execute the "/system/xbin/su" binary and execute arbitrary code as root, or steal social networking account tokens, WiFi passwords, cookies, saved passwords, user location data, message history, emails, or contacts, etc. 


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

HK1 Box S905X3 TV Box: HK1_X3_S905X3_4BIT_V11_2019-11-05

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

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.