Vulnerability Abstract

Title: Vulnerability in Nimbuzz for Android
Time: 02 Dec 2011
Author: Daoyuan Wu*, Xiapu Luo* and Rocky K. C. Chang
Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
* authors with equal contributions
CVE ID: CVE-2011-4702
Category: To Be Confirmed
Related Vendor: Nimbuzz B.V.

Application Information

Archive Time: December 2, 2011 HKT
Package Name: com.nimbuzz
Full Name: Nimbuzz
Affected Version: 2.0.8 and 2.0.10 (the latest version in 02 Dec 2011)
Package Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Market Link:

Vulnerability Details

Status: Breif impact description now releases to public.
Breif Description: Allow a malicious application to access and manipulate the user’s contacts.

Vendor Response

Contact Time: Dec 16, 2011 at 3:05 PM HKT
Confirm Time: No reply, although we have notified them.
Patched Time: Unknown
Patched Status: Unknown

Important Notes

Although we only mention one or several affected version in our report, other versions may also be vulnerable, e.g. lower version, pad version or paid version.

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