Downloads Resources over HTTPsteroids
Affected versions of
steroids insecurely download an executable over an unencrypted HTTP connection.
In scenarios where an attacker has a privileged network position, it is possible to intercept the response and replace the executable with a malicious one, resulting in code execution on the system running
This vulnerability was discovered and reported in 2016, yet has not seen a patch issued as of 3/2018.
The best path forward for mitigating this issue is to attempt to use an alternative module that is actively maintained and which provides similar functionality, such as the native PhoneGap API.