Vulnerability Note VU#690343

Acer Portal app for Android does not properly validate SSL certificates

Original Release date: 05 Jul 2016 | Last revised: 05 Jul 2016

Overview

The Acer Portal app for Android allows customers to connect to the Acer Cloud. The Acer Portal app, from version 3.9.3.2003 to 3.9.3.2006, does not properly validate SSL certificates when connecting to the Acer Cloud.

Description

CVE-2016-5648 - CWE-295: Improper Certificate Validation

The Acer Portal app for Android, from version 3.9.3.2003 to 3.9.3.2006, does not properly validate SSL certificates when connecting to the Acer Cloud. A remote unauthenticated attacker capable of conducting a man-in-the-middle attack may be able to impersonate the Acer Cloud and obtain a victim's account credentials or other cloud information.

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker capable of conducting a man-in-the-middle attack may be able to impersonate the Acer Cloud and obtain a victim's account credentials or other cloud information.

Solution

Apply an update

Acer Portal version 3.9.4.2000 addresses this vulnerability and is now available on Google Play. Users are encouraged to update as soon as possible.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
AcerAffected02 Jun 201605 Jul 2016
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 5.8 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Temporal 4.5 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 3.4 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to David Coomber for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2016-5648
  • Date Public: 05 Jul 2016
  • Date First Published: 05 Jul 2016
  • Date Last Updated: 05 Jul 2016
  • Document Revision: 8

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