Remote Code Execution

2018-11-07T22:07:12
ID NODEJS:732
Type nodejs
Reporter Matt Austin
Modified 2018-11-07T22:10:09

Description

Overview

GitHub Electron 1.7.15, 1.8.7, 2.0.7, and 3.0.0-beta.6, in certain scenarios involving IFRAME elements and "nativeWindowOpen: true" or "sandbox: true" options, is affected by a WebPreferences vulnerability that can be leveraged to perform remote code execution.

More information to determine if you are impacted can be found on the electron blog.

Recommendation

Upgrade Electron to >=3.0.0-beta.7, >=2.0.8, >=1.8.8, or >=1.7.16."

References

  • https://www.contrastsecurity.com/security-influencers/cve-2018-15685
  • https://electronjs.org/blog/web-preferences-fix