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Published: 20 February 2020

Directory traversal vulnerability in the Android debug bridge (aka adb) in Android 4.0.4 allows physically proximate attackers with a direct connection to the target Android device to write to arbitrary files owned by system via a .. (dot dot) in the tar archive headers.



Cvss 3 Severity Score


Score breakdown


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
eoan Not vulnerable
trusty Does not exist

Released (6.0.1+72-5)
xenial Does not exist

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 4.6
Attack vector Physical
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact High
Availability impact None
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N