Android Browser in Android < 4.4 Same Origin Policy Bypass

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8543

Synopsis

The mobile Android host is running a vulnerable browser.

Description

The native browser in versions of Android earlier than 4.4 is exposed to a same-origin policy bypass vulnerability, which allows one origin to access resources and properties of a site on another origin via web script. This exposes the victim to potential unauthorized access and information disclosure.

Solution

Upgrade to Android 4.4 if possible, or utilize a different browser.

See Also

http://www.rafayhackingarticles.net/2014/08/android-browser-same-origin-policy.html

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Oct/54

https://android.googlesource.com/platform/external/webkit/+/1368e05e8875f00e8d2529fe6050d08b55ea4d87

https://android.googlesource.com/platform/external/webkit/+/7e4405a7a12750ee27325f065b9825c25b40598c

https://community.rapid7.com/community/metasploit/blog/2014/09/15/major-android-bug-is-a-privacy-disaster-cve-2014-6041

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8543

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2014/10/15

Modified: 2016/12/10

Dependencies: 5287

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:android_browser

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6041

BID: 70408, 70394