Bitdefender dalvik.xmd APK Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Read Vulnerability

Publication date: August 5th, 2018

CVSS scrore:
5.3 -
Affected vendors:
Affected products:
Any product using the Bitdefender engines with a version lower than v7.76808
Vulnerability details:

A vulnerability has been discovered in the dalvik.xmd parser that results from a lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated buffer. Paired with other vulnerabilities, this can result in denial-of-service. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

Additional details:
Bitdefender has issued an update in version 7.76808 to correct this vulnerability.
Disclosure timeline:
2018-07-24 - Vulnerability reported privately to vendor 2018-07-26 - Update delivered to resolve the issue 2018-09-xx - Coordinated public release of advisory
Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu Labs