Vulnerability Note VU#557252

AirDroid web interface XSS vulnerability

Original Release date: 08 Apr 2013 | Last revised: 03 Sep 2013


AirDroid web interface contains a XSS vulnerability.


CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

The AirDroid web interface fails to sanitize malicious code within a text message on the target phone causing the script to be executed on the host computer.


An attacker with access to the phone being controlled by AirDroid can send a text message with malicious code. When this message is viewed on the AirDroid web interface an attacker can conduct a cross-site scripting attack, which may be used to result in information leakage, privilege escalation, and/or denial of service on the host computer.



The vendor has stated that this vulnerability has been addressed in the latest version of AirDroid. Users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of AirDroid on the Google Play Store.

Restrict access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Note that restricting access does not prevent XSS, CSRF, or SQLi attacks since the attack comes as an HTTP request from a legitimate user's host. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing the AirDroid web interface using stolen credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
AirDroidAffected-03 Apr 2013
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 2.1 AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Temporal 1.5 E:U/RL:W/RC:UC
Environmental 0.6 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Solomon Gilbert and Aidan Woodcraft for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2013-0134
  • Date Public: 08 Apr 2013
  • Date First Published: 08 Apr 2013
  • Date Last Updated: 03 Sep 2013
  • Document Revision: 16


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