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Category:   OS (Other)  >   Apple iOS Vendors:   Apple
Apple iOS Photos Application May Disclose MobileMe Password to Certain Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024771
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024771
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3831   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 23 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple iOS. A remote user can obtain the target user's MobileMe password.

When the target user selects 'Send to MobileMe' via the Photos application, a remote user with a privileged network position can modify the response from the MobileMe server to request HTTP Basic authentication from the target user's phone and obtain the password.

Aaron Sigel of vtty.com reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain the target user's MobileMe password.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.2), available via iTunes.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4456

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT4456 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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