In a targeted scenario an attacker can craft malicious XHR requests that can bypass security restrictions and access XR data that is available over the service. This access can be used for performing remote code execution on the system.
Severe security risk can be identified when service is publicly available and is bound with a previously vulnerable application. CVE-2018-3171 Improper access control vulnerability in CocktailBarService prior to SMR Oct-2022 Release 1 allows an attacker to bind service that require BIND_REMOTEVIEWS permission.
Vulnerable endpoints and architecture
- The service is publicly available and is bound with a previously vulnerable application.
- Vulnerable endpoints exist on both the server-side and the client-side which can cause multiple vulnerabilities.
- XR data exists in both memory and disk based storage.
- Access to XR data will allow for remote code execution on the system depending on the request used.
Internal Wearable Device Security
Some of the most serious security risks present in wearables are from devices that have not been properly secured. When devices are not secured, attackers can access data on them, including sensitive medical data, and potentially use this information to cause harm. This can happen when apps put a lot of trust in their own security systems, or when apps don't keep up with the latest security developments.
In order for wearable devices to be secure, companies must take steps like implementing secure device management and end-to-end encryption. These methods also help prevent unauthorized access to other types of personal data on mobile devices.
If your company is developing a smartwatch or other type of wearable device, you should make sure it is secure before releasing it to the public--and always keep up with industry trends and developments in order to stay ahead of the game.
Published on: 10/07/2022 15:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 10/11/2022 14:45:00 UTC