CVE-2014-8487: Kony EMM insecurity Direct Object Reference

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-03-23T00:00:00


Product: Enterprise Mobile Management Vendor: Kony Vulnerable Version(s): Kony EMM 1.2 and probably older versions Tested Version: Drupal Kony EMM 1.2 Advisory Publication: 24 December 2014 Vendor Notification: 8 December 2014 Vulnerability Type: Insecure Direct Object References CVE Reference: CVE-2014-8487 Risk Level: Low Solution Status: Solution not yet released Discovered and Provided: Michael Hendrickx, Help AG

About the vendor: Kony EMM is a mobile management suite that allows organizations to manage employee's personal devices. It enables users to use their own device, or as often called BYOD or "bring your own device".

About the vulnerability: During a pentest we discovered that a logged in user can access arbitrary information such as messages and phone information about every phone that's enrolled ot the solution. Often the user's colleagues:

1.) Arbitrary Message retrieval By using the following URL:

https://<kony_emm>/emm/selfservice/managedevice/getMessageBody?messageId=<message ID>

Where <message ID> is an integer, an attacker can retrieve all messages sent to every mobile enrolled on the system.

2.) Information retrieval

By going to the following URL


An attacker can retrieve earlier "requests". A request "task" is generated when a person requests more information about his/her phone, such as IMEI numbers, phone, last locations, etc.


The vendor was notified, contact the vendor for the patch details


[1] help AG middle East [2] Kony