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Disclosures | ADVISORIES | January 17, 2020

Android (AOSP) Download Provider SQL Injection in Query Sort Parameter (CVE-2019-2196)

A malicious application with the INTERNET permission granted could retrieve all entries from the Download Provider internal database, bypassing all currently implemented access control mechanisms, by exploiting an SQL injection in the sort parameter (ORDER BY clause) and appending a LIMIT clause, which allows expressions, including subqueries. The information retrieved from this provider may include potentially sensitive information such as file names, descriptions, titles, paths, URLs (which may contain sensitive parameters in the query strings), cookies, custom HTTP headers, etc., for applications such as Gmail, Google Chrome, the Google Play…

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Daniel Kachakil
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Android (AOSP) Download Provider SQL Injection in Query Selection Parameter (CVE-2019-2198)

A malicious application with the INTERNET permission granted could retrieve all entries from the Download Provider internal database, bypassing all currently implemented access control mechanisms by exploiting an SQL injection in the selection clause. The information retrieved from this provider may include potentially sensitive information such as file names, descriptions, titles, paths, URLs (that may contain sensitive parameters in the query strings), cookies, custom HTTP headers, etc., for applications such as Gmail, Google Chrome, the Google Play Store, etc.

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Daniel Kachakil
Blogs | RESEARCH | April 1, 2019

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Android’s Download Provider (CVE-2018-9468, CVE-2018-9493, CVE-2018-9546)

Android’s Download Provider is a component of the Android framework and is designed to handle external downloads for other applications, such as web browsers (including Google Chrome), email clients (including Gmail), and the Google Play Store, among many others. In this blog post, I’ll describe three different high-severity vulnerabilities which affected several of the most recent versions of Android. Android’s Download Provider Any app can delegate its external downloads through this provider. As a developer, you’ll only need to insert a row with the appropriate parameters (invoking the Download Content…

Daniel Kachakil
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Android (AOSP) Download Provider Request Headers Disclosure (CVE-2018-9546)

A malicious application with the INTERNET permission granted could retrieve all entries from the Download Provider request headers table. These headers may include sensitive information, such as session cookies or authentication headers, for any download started from the Android Browser or Google Chrome, among other applications. Consider the impact that this would have on a user downloading a file from an authenticated website or URL. For example, an electronic statement file from an online bank or an attachment from corporate webmail may allow an attacker to impersonate the user on…

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Daniel Kachakil
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Android (AOSP) Download Provider Permission Bypass (CVE-2018-9468)

A malicious application without any granted permission could retrieve all entries from the Download Provider, bypassing all currently implemented access control mechanisms. The level of access will be similar to having the ACCESS_ALL_DOWNLOADS permission granted, which is a signature-protected permission. The information retrieved from this provider may include potentially sensitive information such as file names, descriptions, titles, paths, URLs (that may contain sensitive parameters in the query strings), etc., for applications such as Gmail, Chrome, or the Google Play Store.

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Daniel Kachakil
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Android (AOSP) Download Provider SQL Injection (CVE-2018-9493)

By exploiting an SQL injection vulnerability, a malicious application without any permission granted could retrieve all entries from the Download Provider, bypassing all currently implemented access control mechanisms. Also, applications that were granted limited permissions, such as INTERNET, can also access all database contents from a different URI. The information retrieved from this provider may include potentially sensitive information such as file names, descriptions, titles, paths, URLs (that may contain sensitive parameters in the query strings), etc., for applications such as Gmail, Chrome, or the Google Play Store. Further access…

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Daniel Kachakil

Arm IDA and Cross Check: Reversing the 787’s Core Network

IOActive has documented detailed attack paths and component vulnerabilities to describe the first plausible, detailed public attack paths to effectively reach the avionics network on a 787, commercial airplane from either non-critical domains, such as Passenger Information and Entertainment Services, or even external networks.

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