Avira Mobile Security Insecure Transit

Credit: David Coomber
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes

Avira Mobile Security iOS Application - Cleartext Credentials Vulnerability -- http://www.info-sec.ca/advisories/Avira-Mobile-Security.html Overview "Avira Mobile Security is the ideal tool to recover a lost phone and ensure that your email has not been compromised." "Avira Mobile Security helps reunite you with your missing iPhone by pinpointing its location on a map, triggering a loud yell and calling it from the Avira Dashboard." (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avira-mobile-security/id692893556) Issue The Avira Mobile Security iOS application (version 1.5.7 and below) sends login information via an HTTP POST, with the password insufficiently protected by the insecure MD5 algorithm. Impact An attacker who can sniff network traffic could capture usernames, passwords and sensitive information without the user's knowledge. Timeline July 17, 2015 - Notified Avira via security@avira.com July 20, 2015 - Avira responded that they will investigate the vulnerability and provide a response July 26, 2015 - Asked for an update on the investigation July 27, 2015 - Avira confirmed the vulnerability and advised that they are working on an update August 14, 2015 - Asked for a timeline to release the new version August 18, 2015 - Avira said the vulnerability has been fixed and is being tested prior to deployment September 3, 2015 - Avira released version 1.5.11 which resolves this vulnerability Solution Upgrade to version 1.5.11 or later



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