Arbitrary Code Execution

Affecting cordova-android package, versions <4.1.1

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Overview

cordova-android is an Android application library that allows for Cordova-based projects to be built for the Android Platform.

Affected versions of the package are vulnerable to Arbitrary Code Execution. When an application relies on a remote server, improperly implements a JavaScript whitelist protection mechanism. This allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via a crafted URI.

Remediation

Upgrade cordova-android to version 4.1.1 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

4.2
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
Credit
Muneaki Nishimura
CVE
CVE-2015-5256
CWE
CWE-264
Snyk ID
npm:cordova-android:20151120-1
Disclosed
19 Nov, 2015
Published
21 Jun, 2017