Advisory Published

CVE-2018-5837: Weak RNG

First published: Mon Jul 02 2018(Updated: )

In Snapdragon (Automobile, Mobile, Wear) in version IPQ8074, MDM9206, MDM9607, MDM9640, MDM9650, MSM8996AU, QCA6574AU, SD 210/SD 212/SD 205, SD 425, SD 427, SD 430, SD 435, SD 450, SD 625, SD 820A, SD 835, SD 845, SD 850, SDA660, SDM429, SDM439, SDM630, SDM632, SDM636, SDM660, SDM710, Snapdragon_High_Med_2016, MAC address randomization performed during probe requests is not done properly due to a flawed RNG which produced repeating output much earlier than expected.

Credit: product-security@qualcomm.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Google Android
Qualcomm Ipq8074 Firmware
Qualcomm Ipq8074
Qualcomm Mdm9206 Firmware
Qualcomm Mdm9206
Qualcomm Mdm9607 Firmware
Qualcomm Mdm9607
Qualcomm Mdm9640 Firmware
Qualcomm Mdm9640
Qualcomm Mdm9650 Firmware
Qualcomm Mdm9650
Qualcomm Msm8996au Firmware
Qualcomm Msm8996au
Qualcomm Qca6574au Firmware
Qualcomm Qca6574au
Qualcomm Sd210 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd210
Qualcomm Sd212 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd212
Qualcomm Sd205 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd205
Qualcomm Sd425 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd425
Qualcomm Sd427 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd427
Qualcomm Sd430 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd430
Qualcomm Sd435 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd435
Qualcomm Sd450 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd450
Qualcomm Sd625 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd625
Qualcomm Sd820a Firmware
Qualcomm Sd820a
Qualcomm Sd835 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd835
Qualcomm Sd845 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd845
Qualcomm Sd850 Firmware
Qualcomm Sd850
Qualcomm Sda660 Firmware
Qualcomm Sda660
Qualcomm Sdm429 Firmware
Qualcomm Sdm429
Qualcomm Sdm439 Firmware
Qualcomm Sdm439
Qualcomm Sdm630 Firmware
Qualcomm Sdm630
Qualcomm Sdm632 Firmware
Qualcomm Sdm632
Qualcomm Sdm636 Firmware
Qualcomm Sdm636
Qualcomm Sdm660 Firmware
Qualcomm Sdm660
Qualcomm Sdm710 Firmware
Qualcomm Sdm710

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the severity of CVE-2018-5837?

    The severity of CVE-2018-5837 is high with a severity value of 7.5.

  • What software is affected by CVE-2018-5837?

    The affected software includes Google Android, Qualcomm IPQ8074 Firmware, Qualcomm MDM9206 Firmware, Qualcomm MDM9607 Firmware, Qualcomm MDM9640 Firmware, Qualcomm MDM9650 Firmware, Qualcomm MSM8996AU Firmware, Qualcomm QCA6574AU Firmware, Qualcomm SD 210/SD 212/SD 205 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 425 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 427 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 430 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 435 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 450 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 625 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 820A Firmware, Qualcomm SD 835 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 845 Firmware, Qualcomm SD 850 Firmware, Qualcomm SDA660 Firmware, Qualcomm SDM429 Firmware, Qualcomm SDM439 Firmware, Qualcomm SDM630 Firmware, Qualcomm SDM632 Firmware, Qualcomm SDM636 Firmware, Qualcomm SDM660 Firmware, and Qualcomm SDM710 Firmware.

  • How do I fix CVE-2018-5837?

    To fix CVE-2018-5837, it is recommended to apply the relevant security patches provided by the software vendors or follow the mitigation steps provided in the security bulletin.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2018-5837?

    You can find more information about CVE-2018-5837 in the security bulletin: [link]

  • What is the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) associated with CVE-2018-5837?

    The Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) associated with CVE-2018-5837 is CWE-338.


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