ESB-2018.1085 - [Apple iOS][Android] Adobe PhoneGap Push Plugin: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2018-04-11

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                               ESB-2018.1085
     A vulnerability has been identified in Adobe PhoneGap Push Plugin
                               11 April 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe PhoneGap Push Plugin
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Android
                   Apple iOS
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-4943  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/phonegap/apsb18-15.html

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Adobe Security Bulletin

Applies to: PhoneGap Build

Last Published: April 11, 2018

Security update available for the Adobe PhoneGap Push Plugin | APSB18-15
+-------------------------+--------------------------------+------------------+
|Bulletin ID              |Date Published                  |Priority          |
+-------------------------+--------------------------------+------------------+
|APSB18-15                |April 10, 2018                  |3                 |
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Summary

Adobe has released an update for the Adobe PhoneGap Push plugin. This update
resolves a Same-Origin Method Execution (SOME) vulnerability (CVE-2018-4943)
that exists in PhoneGap apps built with the affected version of the Push
plugin. This vulnerability could be exploited to trick users of PhoneGap apps
into executing click events and other unintended user interactions.

Affected Versions

+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
|       Product        |  Affected Versions   |       Platform       |
+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
|Adobe PhoneGap Push   |1.8.0 earlier versions|All                   |
|plugin                |                      |                      |
+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

Solution

Adobe categorizes this update with the following priority rating and recommends
users update their installations to the newest versions:

+-------------------------+--------------+--------+--------------+------------+
|         Product         |   Updated    |Platform|   Priority   |Availability|
|                         |   Version    |        |    rating    |            |
+-------------------------+--------------+--------+--------------+------------+
|Adobe PhoneGap Push      |2.1.0         |All     |3             |Github      |
|plugin                   |              |        |              |            |
+-------------------------+--------------+--------+--------------+------------+

Note:

After updating to the latest version of the plugin, application authors should
recompile any apps built with PhoneGap using the new plugin.

Vulnerability Details

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|Vulnerability |    Vulnerability Impact     |Severity |     CVE Numbers      |
|   Category   |                             |         |                      |
+--------------+-----------------------------+---------+----------------------+
|Same-Origin   |JavaScript code execution in |         |                      |
|Method        |the context of the PhoneGap  |Important|CVE-2018-4943         |
|Execution     |app                          |         |                      |
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Acknowledgements

Adobe would like to thank Juho Nurminen of 2NS - Second Nature Security Oy
(CVE-2018-4943) for reporting this issue and for working with Adobe to help
protect our customers.

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