Downloads Resources over HTTPnodewebkit
Affected versions of
nodewebkit 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
No patch is currently available, and the package author has deprecated this package.
The best path forward in mitigating this vulnerability is to use the official installer instead of this package, as per the package author's instructions.
publishedAdvisory publishedDec 18th, 2016
reportedInitial report by Adam BaldwinNov 30th, 2016