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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware AirWatch Vendors:   VMware
VMware AirWatch for Android Flaws Let Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037738
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-4895, CVE-2017-4896   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 30 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in VMware AirWatch for Android. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can bypass root detection during enrollment and gain control of local Airwatch security controls and data [CVE-2017-4895].

Airwatch Agent is affected.

A local user on a rooted device can decrypt the application's local data to obtain potentially sensitive information [CVE-2017-4896].

Airwatch Console and Airwatch Inbox are affected.

Finn Steglich from SySS GmbH reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Agent 7.0; Console 9.0 FP1 [plus use Pin-Based Encryption]; Inbox 2.12 [plus use Pin-Based Encryption]).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Android

Message History:   None.

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