Insecure Defaults Affecting cordova-plugin-file-transfer Open this link in a new tab package, versions <0.4.2
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9 Nov 2017
18 Feb 2014
How to fix?
cordova-plugin-file-transfer to version 0.4.2 or higher.
cordova-plugin-file-transfer is a cordova File Transfer Plugin.
Affected version of this package are vulnerable to Insecure Defaults. ios/CDVFileTransfer.m in the Apache Cordova File-Transfer standalone plugin (org.apache.cordova.file-transfer) before 0.4.2 for iOS and the File-Transfer plugin for iOS from Cordova 2.4.0 through 2.9.0 might allow remote attackers to spoof SSL servers by leveraging a default value of true for the trustAllHosts option.
When deciding on the default configuration, the package owner must take into consideration both usability and security, based on reasonable assumptions to how their package will be used. But more often then not, package consumers do not abide by said assumptions and this may open their hosting server to attacks by malicious users.
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