Resources Downloaded over Insecure Protocol

Affecting nodux-core package, versions <0.0.18

high severity

Overview

nodux-core is A Tiny Core Linux build that includes node.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.

Many thanks to Liang Gong for disclosing this vulnerability.

Disclosure Timeline

  • April 24th, 2017 - Disclosed to package owner
  • April 24th, 2017 - Issue acknowledged by package owner.
  • April 24th, 2017 - Issue fixed and version 0.0.18 released.

Remediation

Upgrade nodux-core to version 0.0.18 or higher.

References

Credit
Liang Gong
CWE
CWE-300
Snyk ID
npm:nodux-core:20170424
Disclosed
23 Apr, 2017
Published
24 Apr, 2017

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