Posts tagged Android

1 min Android

Leaked Android Platform Certificates Create Risks for Users

A new report contains 10 different platform certificates and malware sample SHA256 sums where the malware sample had been signed by a platform certificate.

7 min News

SolarWinds SUNBURST Backdoor Supply Chain Attack: What You Need to Know

On Dec. 12, 2020, FireEye provided detailed information on a widespread attack campaign involving a backdoored component of the SolarWinds Orion platform.

9 min Vulnerability Disclosure

Vulntober: Multiple Mobile Browser Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerabilities

Today, we're announcing a coordinated vulnerability disclosure on a set of address bar spoofing vulnerabilities that affect a number of mobile browsers.

4 min InsightVM

How to Improve Vulnerability Patching Efficiency through Automation

In this blog, we discuss how automation can improve your security team's patching efficiency.

4 min InsightAppSec

InsightVM + InsightAppSec: A Love Story

Today, we take a moment to appreciate how two of our products, InsightVM and InsightAppSec, work together to secure the entire tech stack for our customers.

2 min Metasploit

Metasploit Framework Valentines Update

Valentines day is just around the corner! What could be a nicer gift for your sweetie than a bundle of new Metasploit Framework updates? The community has been as busy as ever delivering a sweet crop of sexy exploits, bug fixes, and interesting new features. Everyone Deserves a Second Chance Meterpreter Scripts have been deprecated for years [] in favor of Post Exploitation modules, which are much more flexible and easy to debug. Unfortuna

6 min Android

Weekly Metasploit Wrapup

Welcome back to the Metasploit Weekly Wrapup! It's been a while since the last one, so quite a bit has happened in that time including 75 Pull Requests. Stageless mettle The rewrite of meterpreter for POSIX systems, mettle, now supports a stageless mode. You can now build standalone static executables for almost a dozen architectures and run them on everything from small home routers to cell phones to servers and mainframes. It can also take its configuration from the command line, so you don't

4 min Android

Pokemon Go, Security, and Obsolescence

Pokemon Go started it. The crusty old house cell phone, which we had years ago ported from a genuine AT&T land line to a T-Mobile account, suddenly caught the attention of my middle son. > "Hey Dad, can I use that phone to catch Pokemon at the park?" "Sure! Have fun, and don't come back until sundown!" A few minutes later, he had hunted down his first Pikachu, which apparently required running around the block in Texas summer heat a few times. Sweat-soaked but proud, he happily presented hi

5 min Vulnerability Management

Using the National Vunerability Database to Reveal Vulnerability Trends Over Time

This is a guest post by Ismail Guneydas. Ismail Guneydas is senior technical leader with over ten years of experience in vulnerability management, digital forensics, e-Crime investigations and teaching. Currently he is a senior vulnerability manager at Kimberly-Clark and an adjunct faculty at Texas A&M. He has M.S.  in computer science and MBA degrees. 2015 is in the past, so now is as good a time as any to get some numbers together from the year that was and analyze them.  For this blog post,

2 min Android

Weekly Metasploit Wrapup

A little entropy goes a long way Meterpreter can communicate via straight TCP or over HTTP(S), but whatever the transport, the protocol is pretty much the same. It uses what is called a TLV protocol, for Type-Length-Value []. In truth, meterpreter actually does it in a different order: Length, Type, Value. Each meterpreter packet is a collection of TLVs and is itself a TLV. That makes it so you can skip over a type or even a whole packet without hav

2 min Android

The Haves And Have-Nots in Device Security

Today's story [] about the ongoing issues law enforcement is running into with Apple's encrypted-by-default design illustrates a major difference between the iPhone and the Android security models. Encryption by default on older Apple devices makes it impossible for anyone without the password to decrypt the phone. This, in turn, becomes a problem for law enforcement, since it means tha

1 min Android

Disclosure: Android Chrome Address Bar Spoofing (R7-2015-07)

Android Chrome Address Bar Spoofing (R7-2015-07) Summary Due to a problem in handling 204 "No Content" responses combined with a event, an attacker can cause the stock Chrome browser on Android to render HTML pages in a misleading context. This effect was confirmed on an Android device running Lollipop (5.0). An attacker could use this vulnerability to convince a victim of a phishing e-mail, text, or link to enter private credentials to an untrusted page controlled by the attacker.

4 min Android

Weekly Metasploit Wrapup: UXSS, Towelroot, and Sayonara to Ruby 1.9!

Metasploit 4.11.1 Released! Hi all! I'm happy to announce that Metasploit 4.11.1, the latest dot version of Metasploit Community, Express, and Pro has been released. You can fetch the updates using the usual methods -- in the UI, with msfupdate, or with apt-get, depending on your binary distribution. Git source checkouts don't really notice these version bumps, of course, since the normal bundle install && git pull -r commands will take care of everything, and if you're that sort, you're trackin

2 min Android

R7-2015-02: Google Play Store X-Frame-Options (XFO) Gaps Enable Android Remote Code Execution (RCE)

Vulnerability Summary Due to a lack of complete coverage for X-Frame-Options [] (XFO) support on Google's Play Store [] web application domain, a malicious user can leverage either a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in a particular area of the Google Play Store web application, or a Universal XSS (UXSS) targeting affected browsers, to remotely install and launch the main intent of an arbitrary Play S

6 min Android

Weekly Metasploit Wrapup: Android Android Malkovich Android

Hi folks! Sorry about the delay on this week's blog post. I've been responding to a few concerns about this week's Android revelations about the no-patch policy from Google with regard to nearly a billion in-use Android handsets, and incidentally, caught a face cold that's been floating around Rapid7's delightful open-space office model [] . I'm back online and fully