Authorization Bypass Affecting cordova-ios package, versions >=3.5.0 <4.0.0



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.14% (48th percentile)
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5.3 medium

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  • Snyk ID npm:cordova-ios:20141029
  • published 21 Jun 2017
  • disclosed 28 Oct 2014
  • credit agrieve

How to fix?

Upgrade cordova-ios to version 4.0.0 or higher.


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

Affected versions of the package are vulnerable to Authorization bypass. 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.