Webroot SecureAnywhere Mobile Protection - MITM SSL Certificate Vulnerability

2015-09-14T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:32508
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-09-14T00:00:00

Description

Webroot SecureAnywhere Mobile Protection - MITM SSL Certificate Vulnerability

http://www.info-sec.ca/advisories/Webroot-SecureAnywhere.html

Overview

"Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection provides essential security for iPhones and iPads and includes lost device protection that allows administrators to remotely locate the device, make the device scream and lock or wipe the device if it’s misplaced or stolen. The Webroot mobile device security console provides central management and inventory controls to IT professionals securing their mobile workforce."

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobile-protection/id565693635)

Issue

The Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection iOS application (version 1.10.316 and below) does not validate the SSL certificate it receives when connecting to a secure site.

Impact

An attacker who can perform a man in the middle attack may present a bogus SSL certificate which the application will accept silently. Usernames, passwords and sensitive information could be captured by an attacker without the user's knowledge.

Timeline

August 2, 2015 - Notified Webroot via security@webroot.com & secure@webroot.com August 3, 2015 - Webroot responded saying that the 'limitation' would be addressed in an upcoming version August 3, 2015 - Asked Webroot for a timeline to provide an updated version August 31, 2015 - Webroot released version 1.11 which resolves this vulnerability

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.11 or later