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Blogs | RESEARCH | April 1, 2019

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Android’s Download Provider (CVE-2018-9468, CVE-2018-9493, CVE-2018-9546)

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…

Daniel Kachakil
Blogs | EDITORIAL | March 1, 2019

RSA Conference Requires Changes

For many years, IOActive has been hosting our IOAsis event as a refuge from the madness of crowds and marketing pitches. This was a hugely successful event and we appreciate everyone’s support and participation over the years to make it a high-quality “hallway con” in an upscale environment. Last year, we noticed a reduction in the quality of attendance at our event even though there was an increase in overall RSA Conference (RSAC) attendance. We discovered in talking to our clients, friends and peers in the industry that many of…

John Sheehy
Blogs | RESEARCH | February 20, 2019

Bypassing Chrome’s CSP with Link Preloading

In this post I’m going talk about a bug I found a while back in Google’s Chrome browser that allows attackers to bypass the Content Security Policy (CSP). Besides breaking the CSP, the bug also allows attackers a means to ex-filtrate information from inside an SSL/TLS connection. The bug was reported a couple of years back and we got word that the fix is in, so I decided to dust off this blog post and update it so you folks can learn about it. The CSP is a configuration setting…

Keith Makan
Disclosures | INSIGHTS | February 1, 2019

Synaptics TouchPad SynTP Driver Leaks Multiple Kernel Addresses

Synaptics TouchPad Windows driver leaks multiple kernel addresses and pointers to unprivileged user mode programs. This could be used by an attacker to bypass Windows Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (KASLR). (CVE-2018-15532)

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Enrique Nissim
Library | INSIGHTS | October 17, 2018

Smart Cities: Cybersecurity Worries

Infodocument providing a visual exploration into the growing security concerns of smart city technologies. Featuring detail to the myriad technologies, problems, threats, possible targets, as well as current examples of cities having experienced attacks.

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Cesar Cerrudo
Library | WHITEPAPER | September 25, 2018

Commonalities in Vehicle Vulnerabilities

With the connected car becoming commonplace in the market, vehicle cybersecurity continues to grow more important every year. At the forefront of security research, IOActive has amassed real-world vulnerability data illustrating the general issues and potential solutions to the cybersecurity threats today’s vehicles face.

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Josh Hammond
Library | PRESENTATION | September 12, 2018

Reverse Engineering & Bug Hunting on KMDF Drivers

Enrique Nissim’s presentation from 44CON. September 12, 2018. The focus will be on finding bugs and not on exploitation. This will highlight interesting functions and how to find them. See MSDN and references for full details on KMDF.

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Enrique Nissim
Blogs | EDITORIAL | August 15, 2018

Secure Design? Help!

“So, Brook, in your last post you pointed to the necessity, underlined a requirement for “secure design”. But what does that mean, and how do I proceed?” It’s a fair question that I get asked regularly: How does one get security architecture started? Where can I learn more, and grow towards mastery? It used to be that the usual teaching method was to “shadow” (follow) a seasoned or master practitioner as she or he went about their daily duties. That’s how I learned (way back in the “Dark…

Brook S.E. Schoenfield
Library | WHITEPAPER | August 10, 2018

Last Call for SATCOM Security

This research comprehensively details three real-world scenarios involving serious vulnerabilities that affect the aviation, maritime, and military industries. The vulnerabilities include backdoors, insecure protocols, and network misconfigurations.

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Ruben Santamarta

Arm IDA and Cross Check: Reversing the 787’s Core Network

IOActive has documented detailed attack paths and component vulnerabilities to describe the first plausible, detailed public attack paths to effectively reach the avionics network on a 787, commercial airplane from either non-critical domains, such as Passenger Information and Entertainment Services, or even external networks.

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