Electronegativity is a tool to identify misconfigurations and security anti-patterns in Electron -based applications.
It leverages AST and DOM parsing to look for security-relevant configurations, as described in the "Electron Security Checklist - A Guide for Developers and Auditors" whitepaper.
Software developers and security auditors can use this tool to detect and mitigate potential weaknesses and implementation bugs when developing applications using Electron. A good understanding of Electron (in)security is still required when using Electronegativity, as some of the potential issues detected by the tool require manual investigation.
Major releases are pushed to NPM and can be simply installed using:
$ npm install @doyensec/electronegativity -g
$ electronegativity -h
Option | Description
-V | output the version number
-i, --input | input (directory, .js, .htm, .asar)
-o, --output | save the results to a file in csv or sarif format
-h, --help | output usage information
Using electronegativity to look for issues in a directory containing an Electron app:
$ electronegativity -i /path/to/electron/app
Using electronegativity to look for issues in an
asar archive and saving the results in a csv file:
$ electronegativity -i /path/to/asar/archive -o result.csv