A user's 802.1X WiFi credentials and SSID information may be exposed to any application with basic WiFi permissions on certain HTC builds of Android.
Any Android application on an affected HTC build with the
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission can use the
.toString() member of the
WifiConfiguration class to view all 802.1X credentials and SSID information. If the same application also has the
android.permission.INTERNET permission then that application can harvest the credentials and exfiltrate them to a server on the Internet.
The following devices have been reported as affected:
An attacker may be able to view and exfiltrate WiFi SSID information and credentials.
Apply an Update
Users with an affected HTC phone should visit the HTC support site for instructions on how to update their phone. In some cases, the update will be automatically delivered to the phone.
Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
HTC| | -| 01 Feb 2012
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.
Group | Score | Vector
Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | N/A | N/A
Thanks to Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jared Allar.