Polaris Office 2017 – Docs editor, PDF reader 7.3.1 (iOS / App Store)

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This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to be powerful mobile office application that supports various office file formats and extends itself via cloud storages. The latest build was released on May 01, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 38 items, where were 22 DAR items and 16 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 20 bad items, 2 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 14 bad items, 2 good items, and 0 best items.

Below you find 2 infographics summarizing what we described above. Each image provides information about both DAR and DIT items.

 

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Everything presented below is related to well-known CWEs, such as Sensitive data leakage [CWE-200], Unsafe sensitive data storage [CWE-312], Unsafe sensitive data transmission [CWE-319]. You can read more about it here.

Now let’s go deeper and examine each data item’s protection level.

 

Application Description

Let’s cite the description of this application below:

* Polaris Office – the choice for more than 900 million users worldwide!
* Meet the new and improved Polaris Office 2017 for Mobile with more powerful document editing features, Microsoft Office compatibility, and a faster document loading speed.

  • Introduction to Polaris Office 2017 for Mobile
    Polaris Office 2017 for Mobile is the best mobile office solution — it makes it easy for you to view or edit documents in various formats on your iPhone or iPad, thanks to its compatibility with MS Office.
    It supports new features such as Annotate and Export to PDF.
    It also improves the efficiency of your work by offering features that are optimized especially for mobile devices, such as supporting various cloud storage services (Dropbox, Box, WebDAV etc), opening email attachments, and File Manager.
  • Media Coverage- “Polaris Office is the best solution for editing MS Office documents on the go.”
    – “Polaris Office is one of the best productivity apps for iPad with solid performance and a reasonable price tag.”
    – “Polaris Office boasts the most advanced editing technologies among its peers.”
  • Advantages of Polaris Office 2017 for Mobile
    High compatibility with Microsoft Office document
    Annotate and convert PDF
    Set TXT file background color
    More than 500 powerful editing functions
    Capable of more than 300 data analysis instances and fast document loading
    Supports a variety of cloud services
    Stunning presentation
    Simple and elegant design
    15 templates / 20 2D/3D charts / 173 shapes / More than 300 functions and automatic data calculation
    View Conditional Formatting and Pivot Tables / Provide a Custom Keyboard for editing sheets
    Apply and edit 37 slide transition effects / View object animation
    Pointer and memo for Slideshow / Slideshow notes
    Add and edit header, footer, endnote, and footnote / Ruler function
    Camera mode that can be used to take pictures and apply them to the document / Insert and play video clips / Directly open zip files
  • Have you ever had trouble with broken formatting or non-visible charts when viewing Microsoft Office files on your mobile device?
    : Polaris Office 2017 for Mobile displays Microsoft Office files that are almost identical to their original format. It is now possible to view or edit documents from your PC on your mobile devices.
  • Supported Devices and Requirements
    Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch / iOS 8.0 and above
  • Supported Formats
    Edit (doc/docx, xls/xlsx, ppt/pptx, txt) / View (pdf, pps, ppsx, odt)
  • Supported Languages
    Supported UI languages (Korean, English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew) / Input languages (Most languages supported by iOS)
  • Online Channel
    Blog : http://polarisoffice.wordpress.com/
    Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/Polarisoffice

 

Protection levels.

Locally stored data (Data-at-Rest, DAR).

Locally stored data groups include Credentials Information, Application Information, Storage Information, Documents Information, Log Information, Account Information, Media Information.
The average DAR value is 3.77 points (7.00 points of system protection and 0.55 points of own protection). It is higher than a typical value (3.5 points, where’s 7 points of system protection and 0 points of own protection).

Items’ GROUP #1 with average value 3.50 points (7 points of system protection, 0 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, extra data found that shouldn’t be accessed where system protection level means – root/jailbreak is required but not possible without wiping device data, and own protection level means – stored as is.

– Credentials (App Passwords) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Apps based passwords or PINs you’re using to get access to some features of services per your account for some apps while two-factor authentication turned on (usually can’t use to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– Application Configs (‘Application Information’ Group) – Different configuration files created by your app, perhaps app permissions. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to the app, app settings, including installed apps or installers,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Only account IDs like app or 3rd party user IDs including emails, phone number, usernames, etc. (depends on apps). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Local ‘n’ Network Paths (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Paths about local or networks directories, folders, files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Local ‘n’ Network Paths (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Paths about local or networks directories, folders, files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Only account IDs like app or 3rd party user IDs including emails, phone number, usernames, etc. (depends on apps). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Different tokens used to get access to your account, except for passwords but including app or 3rd party tokens, secret keys, etc. (usually give full access to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– Sync Documents (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Documents synchronized or locally stored on your device as is or converted into another file formats (like.pdf or set of separated jpg file per each .pdf file. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Sync Documents (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Documents synchronized or locally stored on your device as is or converted into another file formats (like.pdf or set of separated jpg file per each .pdf file. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Log Data (‘Log Information’ Group) – Logged any data as a solid file or multipart files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Media Data (‘Account Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– Account Data (‘Account Information’ Group) – Basic info about account like name, a list of sub-account (e.g. financial or other) and some linked data like a phone number. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– Account Data (‘Log Information’ Group) – Basic info about account like name, a list of sub-account (e.g. financial or other) and some linked data like a phone number. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Local ‘n’ Network Paths (‘Log Information’ Group) – Paths about local or networks directories, folders, files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Document Details (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Common info about documents synchronized or stored locally (properties like size, date and time, etc.). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Document List (‘Documents Information’ Group) – The list of documents stored local or synchronized over the Internet. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Document Details (‘Log Information’ Group) – Common info about documents synchronized or stored locally (properties like size, date and time, etc.). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Document List (‘Log Information’ Group) – The list of documents stored local or synchronized over the Internet. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Locale ‘n’ TimeZone (‘Log Information’ Group) – Details about your locale, languages, time zone, country and so on. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Environment (‘Log Information’ Group) – Different info about the environment of the device including apps lists, device info, OS name and versions, updates, a list of users, network details, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 6.50 points (7 points of system protection, 6 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, protection and privacy issues are still possible but might involve interaction with an app code where system protection level means – root/jailbreak is required but not possible without wiping device data, and own protection level means – data is not available in backups.

– Screen Snapshots (‘Media Information’ Group) – Screenshots of your device screen running certain apps; common as an iOS app multitasking feature (app swipes) or browser tab swipes. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any data like photo, image, video, audio,

– Network Data (‘Log Information’ Group) – Basic info about network used to make a connection, such as a device like IP, connection type. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs

Also, keep in mind, using jailbroken device means the system protection level is 0 points and you’re using out-of-date iOS < 8.3 the system protection level is 2 points. If some data marked as shareable via iTunes, then the system protection level is 4 points.

Transferred data (Data-in-Transit, DIT).

Transferred data groups include Application Information, Device Information, Account Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Storage Information, Documents Information, Credentials Information.
The average DIT value is 4.69 points (5.00 points of system protection and 4.38 points of own protection). It is higher than a typical value (4 points, where’s 4 points of system protection and 4 points of own protection).

Items’ GROUP #1 with average value 4.50 points (5 points of system protection, 4 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, data available if it’s allowed only and may require user action where system protection level means – some techniques are available to developers to keep connection bypassing system settings, like proxy settings, etc., and own protection level means – bypassed by fake/stolen root certificates.

– Application Configs (‘Application Information’ Group) – Different configuration files created by your app, perhaps app permissions. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to the app, app settings, including installed apps or installers,

– Device Data (‘Device Information’ Group) – Device ID, Device Name, Device OS Name and Version, and jailbroken/root status. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about your device,

– Account Settings ‘n’ Configs (‘Account Information’ Group) – Information about your account settings and configurations. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– Device Data (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Device ID, Device Name, Device OS Name and Version, and jailbroken/root status. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– Credentials (Access IDs) (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Different tokens used to get access to your account, except for passwords but including app or 3rd party tokens, secret keys, etc. (usually don’t give full access to your account because based on permissions linked to these access tokens). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Only account IDs like app or 3rd party user IDs including emails, phone number, usernames, etc. (depends on apps). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (Passwords) (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Well-known passwords or PINs you’re using to get access to your account (usually it is worse than tokens because it gives full access to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Different tokens used to get access to your account, except for passwords but including app or 3rd party tokens, secret keys, etc. (usually give full access to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Sync Documents (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Documents synchronized or locally stored on your device as is or converted into another file formats (like.pdf or set of separated jpg file per each .pdf file. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document List (‘Storage Information’ Group) – The list of documents stored local or synchronized over the Internet. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document Details (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Common info about documents synchronized or stored locally (properties like size, date and time, etc.). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Media URLs (‘Storage Information’ Group) – URLs related to media info such as stream media or profile’s media, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– URLs (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Different types of URLs referred to your files stored in clouds, profiles, social accounts, media files available online, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Any favorites data or tracked data marked as desirable by users and for users (Means, user is on FB messenger, Viber, bank client or favourite hotel, room type, flight route, airline). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 6.00 points (5 points of system protection, 7 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, protection and privacy issues are still possible but might involve interaction with an app code where system protection level means – some techniques are available to developers to keep connection bypassing system settings, like proxy settings, etc., and own protection level means – tricks to bypass sniffing (hardly to be or can’t be patched to bypass), including non-common or unsupported protocols.

– Credentials (App Local/Sync Passwords) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Apps based passwords or PINs for local device-to-device pairing like mobile device and PC to sync something (docs, configs, and so on). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– Credentials (Local/Sync IDs) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – App or account IDs for local device-to-device pairing like mobile device and PC to sync something (docs, configs, and so on). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.

Keep in mind if you’re using out-of-date iOS < 9.0, the system level equals 2 points instead of 4. It means your data can be stolen without involving your actions.

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