Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Cordova affects IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (CVE-2015-5256)
DESCRIPTION: Apache Cordova Android could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper application of whitelist restrictions. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass intended access restrictions.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108200 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Version 6.3, 7.0, 7.1
IBM Worklight Version 5.0.x, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2
Workarounds and Mitigations
For the proposed mitigation policy, please check https://developer.ibm.com/mobilefirstplatform/2016/02/24/cve-2015-5256-apache-cordova-vulnerable-to-improper-application-of-whitelist-restrictions-on-android/
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14 March 2016: Original version published
15 March 2016: Linked to CVE and cleaned up text
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|Cloud and Virtualization Management||IBM Worklight||Security||5.0, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 5.0.5, 18.104.22.168, 5.0.6, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 6.0, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 6.1, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 6.2, 22.214.171.124||Consumer, Enterprise|
|Cloud and Virtualization Management||IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation||Security||6.3, 7.0, 7.1||Consumer, Enterprise|
More support for:
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation
Software version: 6.3, 7.0, 7.1
Operating system(s): Apple iOS, BlackBerry OS, Google Android, Windows
Reference #: C1000109
Modified date: 29 March 2016