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Citytv Video Unencrypted Analytics

Citytv Video Unencrypted Analytics
Posted Feb 19, 2020
Authored by David Coomber

The Citytv Video Android and iOS applications send potentially sensitive information such as device model and resolution, mobile carrier, days since first use, days since last use, total number of app launches, number of app launches since upgrade, and previous app session length, unencrypted to third party sites (Adobe Experience Cloud, ScorecardResearch). Citytv Video Android versions 4.08.0 and below and iOS versions 3.36 and below are affected.

tags | advisory, info disclosure
systems | ios
advisories | CVE-2020-8507
MD5 | a4c54d68932b6a368bcb9f373ccb7b24

Citytv Video Unencrypted Analytics

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Citytv Video Android & iOS Applications - Unencrypted Analytics (CVE-2020-8507)
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https://www.info-sec.ca/advisories/Citytv-Video.html

Overview

"The Citytv App is your free on-the-go and on-demand app featuring your favourite shows"

(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?hl=en&id=com.rogers.citytv.phone)
(https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/citytv-video/id390492092)

Issue

The Citytv Video Android & iOS applications (Android version 4.08.0 and below, iOS version 3.36 and below) sends potentially sensitive information such as device model & resolution, mobile carrier, days since first use, days since last use, total number of app launches, number of app launches since upgrade, and previous app session length, unencrypted to third party sites (Adobe Experience Cloud, ScorecardResearch).

Impact

An attacker who can monitor network traffic could capture potentially sensitive information about the user's device and viewing habits without their knowledge.

Timeline

October 7, 2019 - Provided additional information about my research on unencrypted analytics to Apple via product-security@apple.com
October 17, 2019 - Attempted to obtain a security contact via a City TV support form
October 22, 2019 - Provided the details to the Adobe PSIRT via psirt@adobe.com and asked for assistance contacting the vendor
November 14, 2019 - Attempted to obtain a security contact via an email to mobile@rogersdigitalmedia.com

Solution

The Citytv Video Android & iOS applications as of February 4, 2020 are affected.

CVE-ID:

CVE-2020-8507
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