Information Exposure

Affecting electron package, versions <9.4.1 || >=10.0.0 <10.3.2

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Overview

electron is a framework which lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Information Exposure. When a BigInt is right-shifted the backing store is not properly cleared, allowing uninitialized memory to be read.

Remediation

Upgrade electron to version 9.4.1, 10.3.2 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

6.5
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:R
Credit
André Bargull
CVE
CVE-2020-16042
CWE
CWE-200
Snyk ID
SNYK-JS-ELECTRON-1050427
Disclosed
11 Dec, 2020
Published
16 Dec, 2020