Arbitrary Code Execution Affecting cordova-android package, versions <4.1.1



    Attack Complexity High
    User Interaction Required

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.24% (62nd percentile)
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4.3 medium

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  • Snyk ID npm:cordova-android:20151120-1
  • published 21 Jun 2017
  • disclosed 19 Nov 2015
  • credit Muneaki Nishimura

How to fix?

Upgrade cordova-android to version 4.1.1 or higher.


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.