MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform up to 5.9.0 j_spring_security_check j_username information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform up to 5.9.0 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been classified as critical. Affected is some unknown functionality of the file /mics/j_spring_security_check. The manipulation of the argument j_username with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and integrity.

The bug was discovered 12/19/2013. The weakness was published 04/02/2014 by Nico Leidecker with Matta Consulting as MATTA-2013-004 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The public release has been coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-1409 since 01/10/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The advisory points out:

The 'j_username' parameter of the script at https://<target>/mics/j_spring_security_check is vulnerable to blind XPath Injection, allowing an unauthenticated attacker to retrieve the underlying XML document. This XML document is an excerpt of the configuration file of the device. It contains obfuscated passwords and, depending on configuration, might contain domain credentials and allow the attacker to reposition both internally and on any of the attached devices.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 62 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 5.9.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 66595) and X-Force (92351). Further details are available at Similar entry is available at 12841.


  • MobileIron MobileIron Sentry up to 4.9
  • MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform up to 5.9.0





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.8

VulDB Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Temp Score: 5.7
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Upgrade: Virtual Smartphone Platform 5.9.1


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Advisory: MATTA-2013-004
Researcher: Nico Leidecker
Organization: Matta Consulting
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-1409 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 66595 - MobileIron VSP and Sentry 'j_username' Parameter XPath Injection Weakness
X-Force: 92351 - MobileIron VSP and Sentry XPath injection, Medium Risk

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Created: 04/09/2014 11:49 AM
Updated: 06/16/2021 04:53 PM
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