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Fing v3.3.0 iOS - Persistent Mail Encoding Vulnerability
Feb 29 2016 04:00PM
Vulnerability Lab (research vulnerability-lab com)
Fing v3.3.0 iOS - Persistent Mail Encoding Vulnerability
Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):
Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
Product & Service Introduction:
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Abstract Advisory Information:
The Vulnerability Laboratory Core Research Team discovered an application-side mail encoding web vulnerability in the official Fing mobile iOS application.
Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2016-02-29: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)
Product: Fing - iOS (Web-Application) 3.3.0
Technical Details & Description:
An application-side input validation web vulnerability has been discovered in the official Fing mobile iOS web-application.
The security web vulnerability allows to inject malicious script codes to the application-side of the vulnerable iOS mobile app.
The vulnerability is located in the encode mechanism of the `Address` input field. Local attackers with restricted or privileged
web-application user accounts are able to inject the address input to the mail body message context on sharing. The attacker injects
a new Hostname Address to scan and shares the input context mail mail to the addressbook. The injection point is the Address input
field and the execution point is the mail message body context.
The security risk of the application-side vulnerability is estimated as medium with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 3.5.
Exploitation of the persistent web vulnerability requires a low privileged ios device account with restricted access and low user interaction.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities results in persistent phishing mails, session hijacking, persistent external redirect to malicious
sources and application-side manipulation of affected or connected module context.
[+] Edit Scan (Add Hostname)
[+] Mail Message Body (Share Function)
Proof of Concept (PoC):
The application-side validation web vulnerability can be exploited by remote attackers with low privileged iOS device user account and without user interaction.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below to continue.
Manual steps to reproduce the vulnerability ...
1. Install the Fing Scanner iOS app
2. Start the app
3. Click the second button in the bottom menu to edit a scan
4. Inject a script code payload to the "Address / Hostname" input field
5. Now click above the share button and choose send by email
Note: The payload of the scan is not getting saved to the mail body message context
6. The execution occurs directly in the mail body of the email context
7. Successful reproduce of the vulnerability!
PoC: Find (Send by Mail to Share)
<table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" class="header-part1"><tr><td><b>Betreff: </b>Fing discovery report for "><img>%20<iframe>%20<iframe src="x"> (No address)</td></tr><tr><td><b>Von: </b>Benjamin Mejri Kunz <vulnerabilitylab (at) icloud (dot) com [email concealed]></td></tr><tr><td><b>Datum: </b>28.02.2016 18:38</td></tr></table><table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" class="header-part2"><tr><td><b>An: </b>bkm (at) evolution-sec (dot) com [email concealed]</td></tr></table><br>
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lt;/html></iframe></div><div><br><br><img src="mailbox-message://bkm%40evolution-sec%2Ecom (at) poped1337 (dot) evol [email concealed]ution-sec
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Solution - Fix & Patch:
The vulnerability can be patched by a secure parse and encode of the vulnerable `Address/Hostname` input field.
Restrict the input field and disallow usage of special chars.
Encode the mail message body context that is getting transfered of the address input to the email body context.
The security risk of the persistent mail encoding web vulnerability in the fing scanner iOS app is estimated as medium. (CVSS 3.5)
Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability Laboratory [Research Team] - Benjamin Kunz Mejri (bkm (at) evolution-sec (dot) com [email concealed]) [www.vulnerability-lab.com]
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