Vulnerability Note VU#338624
U by BB&T iOS banking application fails to properly validate SSL certificates
U by BB&T for iOS, version 1.5.4 and earlier, fails to properly validate SSL certificates provided by HTTPS connections, which may enable an attacker to conduct man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.
CWE-295: Improper Certificate Validation - CVE-2016-6550
U by BB&T is a banking application. On iOS devices, the app fails to properly validate SSL certificates provided by HTTPS connections, which means that an attacker in the position to perform MITM attacks may be able to obtain sensitive account information such as login credentials.
An attacker on the same network as the iOS device may be able to view or modify network traffic that should have been protected by HTTPS, which may lead to the exposure of sensitive account information, including login credentials.
Update the app to the latest version
Do not use affected versions of the application
Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|BB&T Bank||Affected||16 Aug 2016||22 Sep 2016|
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Thanks to the reporter who wishes to remain anonymous.
This document was written by Joel Land.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2016-6550
- Date Public: 30 Sep 2016
- Date First Published: 30 Sep 2016
- Date Last Updated: 10 Oct 2016
- Document Revision: 28
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