Arbitrary Code Execution Affecting electron Open this link in a new tab package, versions <5.0.0-beta.1


0.0
high
  • Attack Complexity

    Low

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-JS-ELECTRON-483056

  • published

    11 Nov 2019

  • disclosed

    7 Jan 2019

  • credit

    Unknown

Introduced: 7 Jan 2019

CWE-453 Open this link in a new tab

How to fix?

Upgrade electron to version 5.0.0-beta.1 or higher.

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 Arbitrary Code Execution due to Node being enabled in a webview because the default values of nodeIntegration and webviewTag were set to true when they where undefined by a user. The fix allows users to prevent Node and webview being enabled, when undefined, by setting the default values of nodeIntegration and webviewTag to false.