Vulnerability CVE-2020-24722


Published: 2020-10-07

Description:
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in the GAEN (aka Google/Apple Exposure Notifications) protocol through 2020-10-05, as used in COVID-19 applications on Android and iOS. The encrypted metadata block with a TX value lacks a checksum, allowing bitflipping to amplify a contamination attack. This can cause metadata deanonymization and risk-score inflation. NOTE: the vendor's position is "We do not believe that TX power authentication would be a useful defense against relay attacks."

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
GAEN Protocol Metadata Deanonymization / Risk-Score Inflation
Stefan Marsiske
07.10.2020

 References:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2020/Oct/12
https://blog.google/inside-google/company-announcements/update-exposure-notifications
https://github.com/google/exposure-notifications-internals/blob/main/en-risks-and-mitigations-faq.md#additional-considerations

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