About CVE-2023-40078: The OPUS a2dp on the Android platform has a design flaw that may lead paired device escalation of privilege (14th Dec 2023)

Preface: A2DP is a protocol supported on most Bluetooth Audio devices. Opus is open source , OPUS a2dp being introduced in Android 13.

Background: In Bluetooth, there is a possibility of code-execution due to a use after free. This could lead to paired device escalation of privilege in the privileged Bluetooth process with no additional execution privileges needed. User interaction is not needed for exploitation. Such design weakness published on 30th Oct, 2023. The CVE reference is CVE-2023-21361.

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Official announcement: Please refer to the link for details – https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2023-40078

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