Super Backup v2.0.5 iOS - Directory Traversal Vulnerability
Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):
Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
Directory- or Path-Traversal
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Product & Service Introduction:
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Abstract Advisory Information:
The vulnerability laboratory core research team discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in the official SuperBackup v2.0.5 ios mobile application.
Dropouts Technologies LLP
Product: Super Backup v2.0.5
Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2020-04-30: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)
Pre Auth (No Privileges or Session)
No User Interaction
Technical Details & Description:
A directory traversal web vulnerability has been discovered in the official Super Backup v2.0.5 ios mobile web-application.
The vulnerability allows remote attackers to change the application path in performed requests to compromise the local application
or file-system of a mobile device. Attackers are for example able to request environment variables or a sensitive system path.
The directory-traversal web vulnerability in the app is located in the `list` and `download` module with the `path` parameter.
Attackers are able to change the path variable to request the local list command. By changing the path parameter the validation
mechanism runs into a logic error that turns back the possibility to request different pathes outside the basic import/export
folder. Thus way the attacker injects for example local path environment varibales to compromise the local ios web-application.
Exploitation of the directory traversal web vulnerability requires no privileged web-application user account or user interaction.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in information leaking by unauthorized file access and mobile application compromise.
Proof of Concept (PoC):
The directory traversal vulnerability can be exploited by attackers with access to the wifi interface in a local network without user interaction.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the security vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below to continue.
--- PoC Session Logs [GET]] ---
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
GET: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
GET: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Opening the url allows to download the list file json with content path output
Solution - Fix & Patch:
The vulnerability can be patched by a restriction of the requested path parameters with the list and download module.
Credits & Authors:
Vulnerability-Lab - https://www.vulnerability-lab.com/show.php?user=Vulnerability-Lab
Benjamin Kunz Mejri - https://www.vulnerability-lab.com/show.php?user=Benjamin%20K.M.
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