Gone are the days when mobile applications stoically ignored all manner of SSL errors and allowed you to intercept and modify their traffic at will. Instead, most modern applications at least check that the certificate presented chains to a valid, trusted certificate authority CA. These range from fairly simple to quite advanced in execution — this blog will try to cover each one without getting too bogged down in situation-specific details.
When intercepting SSL traffic using a proxy, the SSL connection from the client is terminated at the proxy — whatever certificate the proxy sends to identify itself is evaluated by the mobile app as if the proxy were the web service endpoint. The techniques below all share the common goal of convincing a mobile application to trust the certificate provided by our intercepting proxy.
The simplest way to avoid SSL errors is to have a valid, trusted certificate. This is relatively easy if you can install new, trusted CAs to the device — if the operating system trusts your CA, it will trust a certificate signed by your CA. Android has two built-in certificate stores that keep track of which CAs are trusted by the operating system — the system store holding pre-installed CAs and the user store holding user-installed CAs.
From developer. What does this mean to us? When the application validates the trust chain for our custom certificate, it will find our custom CA in the trust store and our certificate will be trusted.
If the application targets Android versions later than 6.
When the application is repackaged with this updated manifest, it will trust the user-added CA store. If the application is only validating that the presented certificate is valid, this technique should allow you to establish a successful MITM condition. What if you successfully install your certificate to the user-added CA store, the application is targeting Android 6.
Recall from technique 1 we defined a custom trust anchor and provided a path to a CA certificate — this is intended functionality that may be used by developers to attempt to protect their application from SSL interception. If a custom certificate chain is being distributed with an application, extracting the APK and overwriting the provided CA with our custom CA should be enough to cause our intercepting certificate to be trusted.
Note that in some cases, additional verification of the trust chain may be happening, so this method may yield mixed results. Typically, Frida will run on the operating system as a stand-alone program — but that requires rooting a device.
To load Frida Gadget, we need to extract the APK, insert the dynamic library, edit some smali code so our dynamic library is the first thing that gets called at application startup, then re-package the APK and install it. Objection automates this entire process, and requires only the target APK to be provided on the command line. After the objection-altered APK has been installed on our target device, running the app should result in a pause at the application startup screen.
At this point, we can connect to a Frida server that should be listening on the device. If you prefer using the Frida utilities:. The resulting.
Once you identify the code responsible for certificate validation, you can choose to either patch it out completely or hook the desired function using Frida.GitHub is home to over 40 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.
Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community. Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account. It is not stopping but I cannot connect from client, e. Maybe this is not supported at all, then I would like to ask the community to tell me where we could gather this info or experience.
I've encountered the same output errors with Android 7. I do have root on the devices, enabled for both adb and apps. As mirkobrandner sad the server is starting anyway, but contrary to mirkobrandner I can connect to it, because frida-ps -U works well.
After this frida-trace exit and the app crashes. This happens for all the apps I tried out. I'm seeing the same problem with 9. It looks like they could be combined. Hi, I think that you have to ensure that you have the latest version of frida using pip and using the latest frida server in the github. To upgrade frida using pip run: sudo pip install frida --upgrade.
Hii still facing this issue in the latest version error log : Failed to attach: unexpectedly timed out while waiting for FIFO to establish. Sorry oleavr that was a typo, I really meant The issue appears on linux ARM but only on some processes though. Ah ok!GitHub is home to over 40 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together. Have a question about this project?
Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community. Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account. If you're interested in having a go at porting I'd be happy to help out! Feel free to drop by Frida on FreeNode by the way.
I'll let you know how it goes. I take it you didn't find time to start on this, so I will give it a try. Stay tuned. This will be part of the next Frida release, to be released soon. By the way, it looks like the Dalvik integration doesn't work. I'm afraid I'll have to wrap up this release now, as the weekend is about to end, so let's aim to fix that in the release after this one.
Only the arm version is known to be working correctly, haven't had time to look at the Android x86 port sadly. Feel like taking a stab at it? It works miles better than trying to emulate an entire architecture. Manouchehri Cool!
It used to be on build. I can add it back but I could need some help testing it. Manouchehri Feel free to file issues either here in frida-core for injection issues or frida-gum for instrumentation issues and Dalvik integration bugs, or frida for anything you're uncertain about.
I'm not sure if this is an issue with frida-core or elsewhere but I'm attempting to run the following from my Windows 7 host, hosting a Genymotion - Google Nexus 7 5. The output says "Resolving functions It also crashes com.There are however situations where performance becomes an issue.
On an iPhone 5S this might amount to something like six microseconds if you use Interceptor. And perhaps the hook only needs to do something really simple, so most of the time is actually spent on entering and leaving the VM.
The callback might just look at one byte and collect the few of the items that match a certain criteria. Short of writing the whole agent in C, one could go ahead and build a native library, and load it using Module. This works but means it has to be compiled for every single architecture, deployed to the target, etc.
APIs to generate code at runtime. But up until now this was the only portable option for use in modules such as frida-java-bridge. It takes the string of C source code and compiles it to machine code, straight to memory.
A real implementation might instead append to a GLib. Array after acquiring a GLib. Mutexand periodically flush the buffered data by calling back into JS.
Up until now we were able to Stalker. It could also be combined with Interceptor to instrument the current thread between strategic points. This allowed us to build tools such as AirSpy.
But, what if we want to Stalker. This may seem really simple, but reentrancy makes this really hard. The way we dealt with this was to teach Stalker to exclude certain memory ranges, so that if it sees a call going to such a location it will simply emit a call instruction there instead of following execution.
We also took care to special-case attempts to Stalker. That still left the big unanswered question of how to use Stalker in conjunction with NativeFunction. We can now finally put that behind us:. One of the really cool use-cases is in-process fuzzing, which frida-fuzz is a great example of. Would like to thank andreafioraldi for the great bug-reports and help testing these tricky changes. One cool new feature worth mentioning is the new ArrayBuffer.
We now also allow you to access the backing store of any ArrayBuffer, through the new unwrap method on ArrayBuffer. An example use-case for this is when using an existing module such as frida-fs where you get an ArrayBuffer that you then want to pass to native code.
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