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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Cordova affects
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (CVE-2015-5256)
22 March 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation
Operating System: Apple iOS
Impact/Access: Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-5256
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Cordova affects IBM MobileFirst
Platform Foundation (CVE-2015-5256)
More support for:
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation
6.3, 7.0, 7.1
Apple iOS, BlackBerry OS, Google Android, Windows
An Apache Cordova Vulnerability for improper application of whitelist
restrictions on Android was addressed by IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation.
Android applications created using Apache Cordova that use a remote server
contain a vulnerability where whitelist restrictions are not properly applied.
Improperly crafted URIs could be used to circumvent the whitelist, allowing
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
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108200 for the current
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
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