Published: 2016/05/11  Last Updated: 2016/05/11

Information from The Apache Software Foundation

Vulnerability ID:JVN#35341085
Title:Apache Cordova fails to restrict access permissions

This is a statement from the vendor itself with no modification by JPCERT/CC.

CVE-2015-5207 - Bypass of Access Restrictions in Apache Cordova iOS

Severity: High

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected: cordova-ios 3.9.2 and below

Description: Apache Cordova iOS contains 2 methods to bypass the URL access restrictions provided by the whitelist. An attacker can use any of the 2 methods to load malicious resources in an app that uses a whitelist to only load trusted resources.

Upgrade path: Developers who are concerned about this issue should install version 4.0.0 or higher of the cordova-ios platform.

Credit: This issue was discovered by Muneaki Nishimura (nishimunea) of Recruit Technologies Co.,Ltd.