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Pocket Expense Pro 3.9.1 Authentication Bypass



Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #06260602: Pocket Expense Pro 3.9.1 Authentication Bypass
Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #06260602: Pocket Expense Pro 3.9.1 Authentication Bypass



Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #06260602:
Pocket Expense Pro 3.9.1

Product:
Pocket Expense Pro 3.9.1

Platform:
Tested on Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2005

Requirements:
Mobile device running Windows Mobile Pocket PC with Pocket Expense Pro 3.9.1 installed

Credits:
Seth Fogie
Airscanner Mobile Security
http://www.airscanner.com
Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association
http://www.mobileav.org
04/11/2006

Risk Level:
High - Sensitive information disclosure

Summary:
PocketExpense Pro is a premier expense tracking application which can save you the time and hassle of recording your business expenses.

http://www.scarybearsoftware.com/ppc_pe_overview.html

PocketExpense Pro protects the data contained in its file via a user provided password. However, the key is not used to encrypt the actual data, but only to authenticate the user. It is possible to disable the authentication by changing a value in the file headers.

Details:
To turn off the authentication, change the hex value at 0x7d94 from F4 to D4

Workaround:
None provided.

Vendor Response:
Awaiting Response

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