Amazon AWS SDK <=2.8.5 for Android uses Android SharedPreferences to store plain text AWS STS Temporary Credentials retrieved by AWS Cognito Identity Service. An attacker can use these credentials to create authenticated and/or authorized requests. Note that the attacker must have "root" privilege access to the Android filesystem in order to exploit this vulnerability (i.e. the device has been compromised, such as disabling or bypassing Android's fundamental security mechanisms).

Published : 2019-04-04 15:29 Updated : 2019-10-03 00:03

CVSS Score More info
Score 9.0 / 10
Vendor Product Version URI
Amazon Amazon Web Services Software Development Kit 2.8.5 cpe:/a:amazon:amazon_web_services_software_development_kit:2.8.5::~~~android~~
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    1. Amazon Web Services Software Development Kit (1) Search CVE
      1. 2.8.5


ID Name Description Links
CWE-312 Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information The application stores sensitive information in cleartext within a resource that might be accessible to another control sphere. CVE

History of changes

Date Event
2019-10-03 00:03
2019-04-08 13:38