npm

Severity: high

Downloads Resources over HTTP

nw

Overview

Affected versions of nw insecurely download an executable over an unencrypted HTTP connection.

In scenarios where an attacker has a privileged network position, it is possible to intercept the response and replace the executable with a malicious one, resulting in code execution on the system running nw.

Remediation

Update to version 0.23.6-1 or later.

Resources

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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Dec 18th, 2016
  2. reported

    Initial report by Adam Baldwin
    Nov 30th, 2016