An insecure data storage vulnerability, allowing a physical attacker with root privileges to retrieve TOTP secret keys from unlocked phones, in Sophos Authenticator for Android and Intercept X for Mobile (Android) was discovered and responsibly disclosed to Sophos by an external security researcher. The vulnerability has been fixed in Intercept X for Mobile (Android). There is no action required for Intercept X for Mobile customers, as updates are installed automatically by default.
Sophos would like to thank Can Özkan for responsibly disclosing the issue to Sophos.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Authenticator (Android)
Intercept X for Mobile (Android) before version 9.7.3495
Fix included in Intercept X for Mobile (Android) version 9.7.3495 on March 16, 2022
Users of Sophos Authenticator (Android) are required to migrate to Intercept X for Mobile (Android) to receive this fix