Kaspersky Safe Browser iOS Application - MITM SSL Certificate Vulnerability (CVE-2016-6231)


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The Kaspersky Safe Browser iOS application (version 1.6.0 and below), does not validate SSL certificates it receives when connecting to secure sites.


An attacker who can perform a man in the middle attack may present a bogus SSL certificate for a secure site which the application will accept silently. Usernames, passwords and sensitive information could be captured by an attacker without the user's knowledge.


June 23, 2016 - Notified Kaspersky via vulnerability@kaspersky.com
June 23, 2016 - Kaspersky responded that they will investigate
June 27, 2016 - Kaspersky confirmed the vulnerability and advised that the issue would be resolved in the next release
June 27, 2016 - Asked for a timeline when the new version would be released
June 30, 2016 - Kaspersky responded stating that they do not yet have a release date
July 18, 2016 - Kaspersky advised that the update is scheduled to be released at the end of July
July 28, 2016 - Kaspersky released version 1.7.0 which resolves this vulnerability


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