Resources Downloaded over Insecure Protocol Affecting nodux-core package, versions <0.0.18



    Attack Complexity High
    User Interaction Required
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Mature

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  • Snyk ID npm:nodux-core:20170424
  • published 24 Apr 2017
  • disclosed 23 Apr 2017
  • credit Liang Gong

Introduced: 23 Apr 2017

CVE NOT AVAILABLE CWE-300 Open this link in a new tab
First added by Snyk

How to fix?

Upgrade nodux-core to version 0.0.18 or higher.


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.