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Android Browser RCE Through Google Play Store XFO

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Android Browser RCE Through Google Play Store XFO



This module combines two vulnerabilities to achieve remote code execution on affected Android devices. First, the module exploits CVE-2014-6041, a Universal Cross-Site Scripting (UXSS) vulnerability present in versions of Android's open source stock browser (the AOSP Browser) prior to 4.4. Second, the Google Play store's web interface fails to enforce a X-Frame-Options: DENY header (XFO) on some error pages, and therefore, can be targeted for script injection. As a result, this leads to remote code execution through Google Play's remote installation feature, as any application available on the Google Play store can be installed and launched on the user's device. This module requires that the user is logged into Google with a vulnerable browser. To list the activities in an APK, you can use `aapt dump badging /path/to/app.apk`.


  • Rafay Baloch
  • joev <joev@metasploit.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/android/google_play_store_uxss_xframe_rce
msf auxiliary(google_play_store_uxss_xframe_rce) > show actions
msf auxiliary(google_play_store_uxss_xframe_rce) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(google_play_store_uxss_xframe_rce) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(google_play_store_uxss_xframe_rce) > run 

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