(2) A malicious application without any permission could gain read and write access to the list of Private Contacts and blocked numbers configured in ZenUI Dialer & Contacts. (two advisories in document)
(2) A malicious application without any permission could gain read and write access to the private SMS and MMS messages configured in ZenUI Messaging as well as send arbitrary SMS messages to arbitrary phone numbers. (two advisories in document)
The push to incorporate remote management capabilities into products has swept across a number of industries. A good example of this is the famous Internet of Things (IoT), where modern home devices from crockpots to thermostats can be managed remotely from a tablet or smartphone. One of the biggest problems associated with this new feature is a lack of security. Unfortunately, nobody is surprised when a new, widespread vulnerability appears in the IoT world. However, the situation becomes a bit more concerning when similar technologies appear in the aviation sector….
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Android’s Download Provider is a component of the Android framework and is designed to handle external downloads for other applications, such as web browsers (including Google Chrome), email clients (including Gmail), and the Google Play Store, among many others. In this blog post, I’ll describe three different high-severity vulnerabilities which affected several of the most recent versions of Android. Android’s Download Provider Any app can delegate its external downloads through this provider. As a developer, you’ll only need to insert a row with the appropriate parameters (invoking the Download Content…
A malicious application with the INTERNET permission granted could retrieve all entries from the Download Provider request headers table. These headers may include sensitive information, such as session cookies or authentication headers, for any download started from the Android Browser or Google Chrome, among other applications. Consider the impact that this would have on a user downloading a file from an authenticated website or URL. For example, an electronic statement file from an online bank or an attachment from corporate webmail may allow an attacker to impersonate the user on…
A malicious application without any granted permission could retrieve all entries from the Download Provider, bypassing all currently implemented access control mechanisms. The level of access will be similar to having the ACCESS_ALL_DOWNLOADS permission granted, which is a signature-protected permission. The information retrieved from this provider may include potentially sensitive information such as file names, descriptions, titles, paths, URLs (that may contain sensitive parameters in the query strings), etc., for applications such as Gmail, Chrome, or the Google Play Store.