Man-in-the-Middle (MitM)

Affecting electron package, versions <1.4.12 >=1.4.0

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Overview

electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. It takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.

Affected versions of the package would incorrectly reject certain certificates during HTTPS requests, due to a flaw in Chrome where SSL/TLS certificates are incorrectly rejected 10 weeks from the build time of libchromiumcontent. This could cause users to use an insecure protocol and be vulnerable to a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack.

Remediation

Upgrade electron to version 1.4.12 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

6.5
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
Credit
Unknown
CWE
CWE-295
Snyk ID
npm:electron:20161210
Disclosed
09 Dec, 2016
Published
09 Oct, 2017