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my devolo 1.2.8 Insecure Data Storage

my devolo 1.2.8 Insecure Data Storage
Posted Apr 22, 2016
Authored by A. Nochvay | Site sec-consult.com

my devolo version 1.2.8 suffers from an insecure data storage vulnerability.

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my devolo 1.2.8 Insecure Data Storage

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SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20160422-0 >
title: Insecure data storage
product: my devolo - android application - air.de.devolo.my.devolo
vulnerable version: 1.2.8
fixed version:
CVE number:
impact: High
homepage: http://www.devolo.com/
found: 2015-10-30
by: A. Nochvay (Office Moscow)
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Vendor description:
devolo AG has been developing innovative Powerline and data communications
products for private customers and professional users.devolo Home Control
expands on the idea of the easy way to connect and is emerging as a new
product world for the smart home that simply enables greater comfort and
convenience, security and energy savings.

URL: http://www.devolo.com/en/Company/devolo-AG

Business recommendation:
Attackers might be able to recover sensitive information from stolen/lost devices.
With this information attackers can control user's smart devices, change
temperature and watching user's remote camera.

SEC Consult recommends not to store sensitive information on mobile devices.

Vulnerability overview/description:
The application "my devolo" uses the SharedPreferences android mechanism for
storing information about the user including login credentials for the site
mydevolo.com. In the event that an adversary physically attains the mobile
device, the adversary might be able to hook up the mobile device to a computer
with freely available software. These tools allow the adversary to see all third
party application directories.

Proof of concept:
Has been removed due to the request from the vendor.

Vulnerable / tested versions:
The vulnerability has been discovered in "my devolo" version 1.2.8, which
is the latest version in Google Play Store at this time.

Vendor contact timeline:
2015-11-10: Transmission of advisory via a data-exchange platform provided by
the vendor
2016-02-23: Confirmation of the described issue via email by vendor
2016-04-22: Public advisory release

no solution available

no workaround available

Advisory URL:


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EOF Aleksandr Nochvay / @2015

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