Facebook Camera for iOS Certificate Verification Security

by Carol~ Moderator - 1/4/13 8:55 AM

In Reply to: VULNERABILITIES / FIXES - January 04, 2013 by Carol~ Moderator

Facebook Camera for iOS Certificate Verification Security Issue

Release Date : 2013-01-04

Criticality level : Less critical
Impact: Spoofing
Where : From remote
Solution Status : Vendor Patch

Software: Facebook Camera for iOS 1.x

Description:
Mohamed Ramadan has discovered a security issue in Facebook Camera for iOS, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.

The security issue is caused due to the application not properly verifying the server SSL certificate. This can be exploited to e.g. spoof the server via a MitM (Man-in-the-Middle) attack and e.g. disclose potentially sensitive information.

The security issue is confirmed in versions prior to 1.1.2.

Solution:
Update to version 1.1.2.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Mohamed Ramadan

Original Advisory:
http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/24/security-loophole-in-facebooks-camera-app-allowed-hackers-to-hijack-accounts-over-wifi/

http://secunia.com/advisories/51699/