Downloads Resources over HTTPherbivore
Affected versions of
herbivore 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
The module author has rewritten much of the package, and in that process, patched the vulnerability, but has not published any of the new code to npm.
In order to get an updated version, it is necessary to install the package from github. This can be done using the following command:
npm i samatt/herbivore
publishedAdvisory publishedJan 1st, 2017
reportedInitial report by Adam BaldwinDec 1st, 2016