URL Spoofing Affecting electron package, versions <1.7.6



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.05% (19th percentile)
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4.3 medium

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  • Snyk ID npm:electron:20180102
  • published 6 Feb 2018
  • disclosed 2 Jan 2018
  • credit Unknown

How to fix?

Upgrade electron to version 1.7.6 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 URL Spoofing. When opening PDFs in PDFium resulting loading arbitrary PDFs that a hacker can control.