Re: CVE-2015-5204: HTTP header injection vulnerability in Apache Cordova File Transfer Plugin for Android

2015-10-25T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:32591
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-10-25T00:00:00

Description

CVE-2015-5204: HTTP header injection vulnerability in Apache Cordova File Transfer Plugin for Android

Severity: Medium

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected: Cordova Android File Transfer Plugin (1.2.1 and below)

Description: Android applications built with the Cordova framework that use the File Transfer Plugin can have the HTTP headers set by that plugin be manipulated by the filename being uploaded. This allows for for cookies to be forged by the Cordova application, or for the file payload to be replaced in some situations. Remotely hosted applications and applications developed with Cordova that allow the user to manually enter the filename are especially vulnerable to this issue.

Upgrade path: Developers who are concerned about this issue should install version 1.3.0 or higher of the Cordova File Transfer Plugin and rebuild their applications. This plugin now conforms with RFC-2616 and no longer allows non-ASCII characters and control characters in header names or values. Any non-ASCII characters will be removed from the header. Developers should be aware, and encode these characters before adding the values to the header.

Credit: This issue was discovered by Muneaki Nishimura (Sony Digital Network Applications, Inc.)