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Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

CVE-2020-15509

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

Nordic Semiconductor Android BLE Library through 2.2.1 and DFU Library through 1.10.4 for Android (as used by nRF Connect and other applications) can engage in unencrypted communication while showing the user that the communication is purportedly encrypted. The problem is in bond creation (e.g., internalCreateBond in BleManagerHandler).

  • LOW
  • ADJACENT_NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-319 - Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

The software transmits sensitive or security-critical data in cleartext in a communication channel that can be sniffed by unauthorized actors.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published