CVE Vulnerabilities


Improper Initialization

Published: Jun 14, 2017 | Modified: Oct 03, 2019
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x
7.1 HIGH

A remote denial of service vulnerability in libvpx in Mediaserver could enable an attacker to use a specially crafted file to cause a device hang or reboot. This issue is rated as High severity due to the possibility of remote denial of service. Product: Android. Versions: 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2. Android ID: A-34360591.


The product does not initialize or incorrectly initializes a resource, which might leave the resource in an unexpected state when it is accessed or used.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Android Google 4.4.4 (including) 4.4.4 (including)
Android Google 5.0.2 (including) 5.0.2 (including)
Android Google 5.1.1 (including) 5.1.1 (including)
Android Google 6.0 (including) 6.0 (including)
Android Google 6.0.1 (including) 6.0.1 (including)
Android Google 7.0 (including) 7.0 (including)
Android Google 7.1.1 (including) 7.1.1 (including)
Android Google 7.1.2 (including) 7.1.2 (including)

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a language that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.
  • For example, in Java, if the programmer does not explicitly initialize a variable, then the code could produce a compile-time error (if the variable is local) or automatically initialize the variable to the default value for the variable’s type. In Perl, if explicit initialization is not performed, then a default value of undef is assigned, which is interpreted as 0, false, or an equivalent value depending on the context in which the variable is accessed.