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Downloads Resources over HTTP

webrtc-native

Overview

Affected versions of webrtc-native 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 webrtc-native.

Remediation

No direct patch is currently available for this vulnerability.

However, if the native components of webrtc-native are built from source, this avoids download the precompiled binary, therefore mitigating the insecure download.

The package author has provided instructions for building from source here.

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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Jan 1st, 2017
  2. reported

    Initial report by Adam Baldwin
    Nov 30th, 2016