BlackBerry 10.x < Authentication Bypass

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8355


The BlackBerry mobile device is vulnerable to an authentication bypass.


Versions of BlackBerry 10.x earlier than are affected by an authentication bypass vulnerability due to its failure to restrict file access in the Wi-Fi sharing service. An attacker can leverage this issue to read, write, or modify data available through the offered fileshares.


Upgrade to BlackBerry or later. The issue may also be mitigated by disabling "Access using Wi-Fi" in the "Settings / Storage and Access" dialog.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8355

File Name: 8355.prm

Published: 2014/08/15

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 4545

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:blackberry:blackberry_os

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2388, CVE-2014-1470

BID: 69207

IAVB: 2014-B-0112