Executive Summary

Title Pandora iOS app does not properly validate SSL certificates
NameVU#342303First vendor Publication2017-03-28
VendorVU-CERTLast vendor Modification2017-04-13
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionM

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Cvss Base Score4.3Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#342303

Pandora iOS app does not properly validate SSL certificates

Original Release date: 28 Mar 2017 | Last revised: 13 Apr 2017


The Pandora iOS app fails to properly validate SSL certificates provided by HTTPS connections, which may enable an attacker to conduct man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.


CWE-295: Improper Certificate Validation - CVE-2017-3194

Pandora is a streaming music service. On iOS devices, the Pandora app fails to properly validate SSL certificates provided by HTTPS connections, which means that an attacker in the position to perform MITM attacks may be able to obtain sensitive account information such as login credentials.


An attacker on the same network as the iOS device may be able to view or modify network traffic that should have been protected by HTTPS, which may lead to the exposure of sensitive account information, including login credentials.


Apply an update

Pandora has released iOS app version 8.3.2 which addresses this issue. Affected users should update their Pandora app as soon as possible.

Do not use affected versions of the application

The features and services provided by the application are likely accessible via the Pandora web site. By using a web browser to access those resources, you may avoid situations where SSL is not validated.

Avoid untrusted networks

Avoid using untrusted networks, including public WiFi. Using your device on an untrusted network increases the chance of falling victim to a MITM attack.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Pandora Media, Inc.Affected07 Feb 201713 Apr 2017
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  • http://www.pandora.com/
  • https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/295.html


Thanks to Will Dormann of the CERT/CC for reporting this issue.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2017-3194
  • Date Public:28 Mar 2017
  • Date First Published:28 Mar 2017
  • Date Last Updated:13 Apr 2017
  • Document Revision:19


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/342303

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-200Information Exposure

Alert History

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2017-12-27 21:23:56
  • Multiple Updates
2017-12-16 09:23:30
  • Multiple Updates
2017-04-13 17:20:59
  • Multiple Updates
2017-03-28 21:21:45
  • First insertion