Privilege escalation in Samsung ThemeStore

Published: 2024-04-02
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2024-20853
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Mobile applications / Apps for mobile phones


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Verification of Intent by Broadcast Receiver

EUVDB-ID: #VU87997

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2024-20853

CWE-ID: CWE-925 - Improper Verification of Intent by Broadcast Receiver

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local application to compromise the affected device.

The vulnerability exists due to improper verification of intent by broadcast receiver. A local application can write arbitrary files to sandbox of ThemeStore.


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Vulnerable software versions

ThemeStore: before

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.