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Vulnerability of Android Contacts: phone calls

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can invite the victim to install a malicious application, which uses Android Contacts, in order to make phone calls.
Vulnerable products: Android Applications ~ not comprehensive, Android OS.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 22/07/2016.
Références of this bulletin: JVN#06212291, VIGILANCE-VUL-20196.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Contacts application can be installed on Android.

However, it accepts queries form other local applications, which request a phone call, without the CALL_PHONE permission.

An attacker can therefore invite the victim to install a malicious application, which uses Android Contacts, in order to make phone calls.
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This vulnerability alert impacts software or systems such as Android Applications ~ not comprehensive, Android OS.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness alert is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability.

Solutions for this threat 

Android Contacts: version 4.1.2_r1.
The version 4.1.2_r1 is fixed.
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