Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Affecting electron package, versions <1.4.12 >=1.4.0



    Attack Complexity Low

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  • Snyk ID npm:electron:20161210
  • published 9 Oct 2017
  • disclosed 9 Dec 2016
  • credit Unknown

Introduced: 9 Dec 2016

CVE NOT AVAILABLE CWE-295 Open this link in a new tab

How to fix?

Upgrade electron to version 1.4.12 or higher.


electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. It takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application.

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