Google Glass security bypass

google-glass-cve20134872-security-bypass (85804) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Google Glass could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error reading malicious code. By persuading a victim to take a picture of a malicious QR code, an attacker could hijack the device and directly connect the user to malicious Web site and possibly view connections and launch further attacks on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.4
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Glass (XE6 or later), available from the Google Web site. See References.

References:

  • Google Web site: Glass.
  • NPR Blog, July 17, 2013 2:51 PM: Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers.
  • ZDNet Web site: Google patches Glass hijack vulnerability.
  • BID-61321: Google Glass QR Code Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-4872: Google Glass before XE6 does not properly restrict the processing of QR codes, which allows physically proximate attackers to modify the configuration or redirect users to arbitrary web sites via a crafted symbol, as demonstrated by selecting a Wi-Fi access point in order to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack.

Platforms Affected:

  • Google Glass XE5

Reported:

Jul 17, 2013

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