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CVE-2021-43849 Detail

Description

cordova-plugin-fingerprint-aio is a plugin provides a single and simple interface for accessing fingerprint APIs on both Android 6+ and iOS. In versions prior to 5.0.1 The exported activity `de.niklasmerz.cordova.biometric.BiometricActivity` can cause the app to crash. This vulnerability occurred because the activity didn't handle the case where it is requested with invalid or empty data which results in a crash. Any third party app can constantly call this activity with no permission. A 3rd party app/attacker using event listener can continually stop the app from working and make the victim unable to open it. Version 5.0.1 of the cordova-plugin-fingerprint-aio doesn't export the activity anymore and is no longer vulnerable. If you want to fix older versions change the attribute android:exported in plugin.xml to false. Please upgrade to version 5.0.1 as soon as possible.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/NiklasMerz/cordova-plugin-fingerprint-aio/commit/27434a240f97f69fd930088654590c8ba43569df Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/NiklasMerz/cordova-plugin-fingerprint-aio/releases/tag/v5.0.1 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/NiklasMerz/cordova-plugin-fingerprint-aio/security/advisories/GHSA-7vfx-hfvm-rhr8 Mitigation  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-617 Reachable Assertion Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-43849
NVD Published Date:
12/23/2021
NVD Last Modified:
01/11/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.