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Session Hijacking iPhone Facebook Application ver 3.1.2



e-Sentinel Security Advisory - Ref: Session Hijacking iPhone Facebook Application ver 3.1.2
e-Sentinel Security Advisory - Ref: Session Hijacking iPhone Facebook Application ver 3.1.2



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iPhone firmware version 3.1.2=0D
Facebook App version 3.1.2=0D
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Impact=0D
It is possible to usurp valid session IDs in order to gain unauthorised access to facebook profiles. At greatest risk are those handset that have been jailbroken.=0D
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Description=0D
Using known vulnerabilities and exploits to gain remote or direct access to the handset's file system, it is possible to steal the files:=0D
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/private/var/mobile/Applications//Library/Preferences/com.facebook.Facebook.plist=0D
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/private/var/mobile/Applications//Library/Cookies/Cookies.plist=0D
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Once these files are copied and installed on to a separate handset, the attacker is able to use the victim's Facebook account unhindered.=0D
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Exploit=0D
Known vulnerabilities exist in order to gain access to the iPhone's file system, after which no exploit code is required.=0D
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Workaround/Fix=0D
No known fix is known. To lessen the risk of this occurring, users should avoid Jailbreaking their handsets.


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