Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk
A vulnerability in the iOS sandbox for third party applications, like those installed by companies on their employees’ devices, can expose sensitive configuration settings and credentials.
The flaw was discovered by researchers from mobile security firm Appthority and impacts apps deployed on iOS devices through mobile device management (MDM) or enterprise mobility management (EEM) products. These products allow administrators to automatically push applications, configuration settings and data access rules to enterprise mobile devices.
Before a new iOS device is brought inside the network of a company that uses a mobile management system, an MDM account is created for it and a client application is installed. The MDM client is used to install corporate apps and to enforce access policies for corporate data and email.