BApp details: Image Location Scanner
Image Location Scanner
Passively scans for GPS location exposure in images during normal security assessments of websites via a Burp plug-in. Image Location Scanner assists in situations where end users may post profile images and possibly give away their home location, e.g. a dating site or children's chatroom.
More information on this topic, including a whitepaper based on a real-world site audit given as a presentation at the New Jersey chapter of the OWASP organization, can be found at http://www.veggiespam.com/ils.
This software finds the GPS information inside of Exif tags, IPTC codes, and proprietary Panasonic/Lumix codes. Then, this scanner flags the findings in the Burp Scanner as an information message. It would be up to the auditor to determine if location exposure is truly a security risk based on context.
- Burp Pro 1.4 or newer
- Java 1.6 or newer
Configure the web browser to proxy through Burp and then browse to a few sample sites:
Keywords: Information Exposure, GPS, Exif, XMP, IPTC
|Author||Jay Ball @veggiespam|
|Last updated||08 February 2017|
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