Privilege Escalation Affecting cordova-plugin-inappbrowser package, versions <0.3.2



    Attack Complexity Low

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.64% (79th percentile)
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9.8 critical

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  • Snyk ID npm:cordova-plugin-inappbrowser:20140219
  • published 9 Nov 2017
  • disclosed 18 Feb 2014
  • credit Neil Bergman

How to fix?

Upgrade cordova-plugin-inappbrowser to version 0.3.2 or higher.


cordova-plugin-inappbrowser is a cordova InAppBrowser Plugin.

Affected versions of the package are vulnerable to Privilege Escalation. The CDVInAppBrowser class in the Apache Cordova In-App-Browser standalone plugin (org.apache.cordova.inappbrowser) before 0.3.2 for iOS and the In-App-Browser plugin for iOS from Cordova 2.6.0 through 2.9.0 does not properly validate callback identifiers, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary JavaScript in the host page and consequently gain privileges via a crafted gap-iab: URI.