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Category:   Device (VoIP/Phone/FAX)  >   Google Android Vendors:   Google
Google Android '' Lets Local Applications Remote Device Locks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029410
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-6271   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 28 2013
Impact:   Modification of system information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Google Android. A local user (application) can remove device locks on the target system.

An application can remove all existing device locks activated by a user without having permission to remove the locks.

The vendor was notified on October 11, 2013.

The original advisory is available at:

Curesec Research Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user (application) can remove device locks on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:07:26 +0000
Subject:  Android OS

CVE-2013-6271: Security Advisory  Curesec Research Team

1. Introduction
Advisory ID:            Cure-2013-1011
Advisory URL: 
Affected Product:       AndroidOS 4.3 /
Affected Systems:       Android
Fixed in:               N/A
Fixed Version Link:     N/A
Vendor Contact:         security () android com
Vulnerability Type:     Permission Bypass / Design Error
Remote Exploitable:     No
Reported to vendor:     11.10.2013
Disclosed to public:    27.11.2013
CVE:                    CVE-2013-6271
Credentials:            crt () curesec com


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