Acer Portal app for Android does not properly validate SSL certificates
Original Release date: 05 Jul 2016 | Last revised: 05 Jul 2016

Overview
The Acer Portal app for Android allows customers to connect to the Acer Cloud.

The Acer Portal app, from version 3.9.3.2003 to 3.9.3.2006, does not properly validate SSL certificates when connecting to the Acer Cloud.

Description

CVE-2016-5648 CWE-295: Improper Certificate Validation
The Acer Portal app for Android, from version 3.9.3.2003 to 3.9.3.2006, does not properly validate SSL certificates when connecting to the Acer Cloud.

A remote unauthenticated attacker capable of conducting a man-in-the-middle attack may be able to impersonate the Acer Cloud and obtain a victim’s account credentials or other cloud information.

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker capable of conducting a man-in-the-middle attack may be able to impersonate the Acer Cloud and obtain a victim’s account credentials or other cloud information.

Solution

Apply an updateAcer Portal version 3.9.4.2000 addresses this vulnerability and is now available on Google Play. Users are encouraged to update as soon as possible.

Vendor Information (Learn More)
Vendor
Status
Date Notified
Date Updated
Acer
Affected
02 Jun 2016
05 Jul 2016
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Group
Score
Vector
Base
5.8
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Temporal
4.5
E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental
3.4
CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit
Thanks to David Coomber for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information
CVE IDs: CVE-2016-5648
Date Public: 05 Jul 2016
Date First Published: 05 Jul 2016
Date Last Updated: 05 Jul 2016
Document Revision: 8

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