Severity: high

Downloads Resources over HTTP



Affected versions of selenium-binaries 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 selenium-binaries.


No fix is currently available for this vulnerability.

The best mitigation currently available is to use an alternate package, such as selenium-webdriver, the official selenium bindings for node.js.

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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Dec 18th, 2016
  2. reported

    Initial report by Adam Baldwin
    Nov 30th, 2016