Use After Free Affecting electron Open this link in a new tab package, versions <6.1.10 >=7.0.0 <7.2.2 >=8.0.0-beta.1 <8.0.0-beta.6

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  • published

    15 Apr 2020

  • disclosed

    8 Apr 2020

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Introduced: 8 Apr 2020

CWE-416 Open this link in a new tab

How to fix?

Upgrade electron to version 6.1.10, 7.2.2, 8.0.0-beta.6 or higher.


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 Use After Free. An AudioContext is considered to have activity if it's not closed. Previously, suspended contexts were considered has having no activity, but that's not quite true since the context can be resumed at any time after. This would allow contexts to be collected prematurely even though the context was resumed. This causes the audio thread to access objects that are possibly deleted.