Vulnerability Note VU#1680209
AppsGeyser generates Android applications that fail to properly validate SSL certificates
AppsGeyser generates applications that fail to properly validate SSL certificates.
AppsGeyser is an online tool that generates Android applications. At the time of publication of this vulnerability note, the AppsGeyser website claims to have generated over 1.3 million Android applications. The applications that are generated by AppsGeyser include code that disables SSL certificate validation for HTTPS traffic.
When a victim is using an application generated by AppsGeyser, an attacker on the same network as the Android device may be able to view or modify network traffic that should have been protected by HTTPS. The impact varies based on what the application is doing. Possible outcomes include credential stealing or arbitrary code execution.
Regenerate affected Android applications
The AppsGeyser application generator has been updated to correctly validate SSL certificates. Any applications that were created before December 24, 2014 should be regenerated.
Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|AppsGeyser||Affected||12 Dec 2014||19 Dec 2014|
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This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 12 Dec 2014
- Date First Published: 19 Dec 2014
- Date Last Updated: 07 Jan 2015
- Document Revision: 14
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