Resources Downloaded over Insecure Protocol

Affecting install-nw package, versions <1.1.5

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Overview

install-nw is a module which quickly and robustly installs and caches NW.js.

Affected versions of the package are vulnerable to Man in the Middle (MitM) attacks due to downloading resources over an insecure protocol. Without a secure connection, it is possible for an attacker to intercept this connection and alter the packages received. In serious cases, this may even lead to Remote Code Execution (RCE) on your host server.

Remediation

Update to version 1.1.5 or greater.

References

CVSS Score

7.1
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Credit
Adam Baldwin
CVE
CVE-2016-10566
CWE
CWE-494
Snyk ID
npm:install-nw:20161104
Disclosed
04 Nov, 2016
Published
04 Jan, 2017