Resources Downloaded over Insecure Protocol Affecting cordova-android package, versions <6.1.2



    Attack Complexity Low

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.08% (32nd percentile)
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7.4 high

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  • Snyk ID npm:cordova-android:20170127
  • published 12 Feb 2018
  • disclosed 27 Jan 2017
  • credit Unknown

How to fix?

Upgrade cordova-android to version 6.1.2 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 Man in the Middle (MitM) attacks due to downloading resources over an insecure protocol.

The build scripts would fetch Gradle using HTTP instead of HTTPS

Without a secure connection, it is possible for an attacker to intercept this connection and alter the packages received. In serious cases, this may even lead to Remote Code Execution (RCE) on your host server.