URL Spoofing

Affecting electron package, versions <1.7.6

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Overview

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

Affected version of this package are vulnerable to URL Spoofing, when opening PDFs in PDFium resulting loading arbitrary PDFs that a hacker can control.

Remediation

Upgrade Electron to version 1.7.6 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

4.3
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2017-1000424
CWE
CWE-19
Snyk ID
npm:electron:20180102
Disclosed
02 Jan, 2018
Published
06 Feb, 2018