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Severity: high

Downloads Resources over HTTP

pngcrush-installer

Overview

Affected versions of pngcrush-installer 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 pngcrush-installer.

Remediation

Update to version 1.8.10 or later.

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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Dec 16th, 2016
  2. reported

    Initial report by Adam Baldwin
    Dec 1st, 2016