Mobile Threat Catalogue

Component Substitution during Packaging or Distribution


Threat Category: Supply Chain

ID: SPC-19

Threat Description: An adversary with access to critical components during packaging and distribution can substitute a malicious component for a legitimate component.1

Threat Origin

Supply Chain Attack Framework and Attack Patterns 1

Exploit Examples

Not Applicable

CVE Examples

Not Applicable

Possible Countermeasures


  1. J.F. Miller, “Supply Chain Attack Framework and Attack Patterns”, tech. report, MITRE, Dec. 2013;  2