Apache Cordova vulnerable to arbitrary plugin execution


Apache Cordova contains a vulnerability where arbitrary plugins may be executed.
Apache Cordova provided by the Apache Software Foundation is a framework for creating mobile applications for various platforms.
iOS applications built using Apache Cordova contain a vulnerability where arbitrary plugins may be executed.

Muneaki Nishimura (nishimunea) of Recruit Technologies Co.,Ltd. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.3 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: Low
  • Integrity Impact: Low
  • Availability Impact: Low
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

Apache Software Foundation
  • Apache Cordova iOS versions 3.9.2 and earlier


Accessing a specially crafted URL may result in arbitrary plugin execution.

[Update Apache Cordova and re-build the iOS application]
Developers of iOS applications should update Apache Cordova to version 4.0.0 or later and re-build the application.
Vendor Information

Apache Software Foundation
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Improper Input Validation(CWE-20) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2015-5208

  1. JVN : JVN#41772178
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2015-5208
Revision History

  • [2016/05/11]
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