Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #06070101:
Abidia & OAnywhere (All versions)
Abidia & OAnywhere
Tested on Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2005
Mobile device running Windows Mobile Pocket PC with Abidia & OAnywhere
Airscanner Mobile Security
Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association
Abidia Wireless enhances the eBay and international eBay sites with effortless, anytime, anywhere, access via wireless handheld and mobile phone devices featuring customizable real-time synchronization with an eBay auction account, wireless searching, cached browsing, wireless bidding, and the ability to effortlessly manage auction listings on-the-go, anywhere you are, everywhere you need.
Lack of user/pass protection for updates.
Update requests include authentication via a simple HTTP POST. The user/pass information for eBay is sent as plaintext. Use of this service exposes the account information and also provides a proxy for brute force password cracking.
User-Agent: Abidia-Wireless/3.0.2 (PocketPC; 480x640; WindowsMobile/5.1.70)
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