Severity: high

Downloads Resources over HTTP

windows-build-tools

Overview

Affected versions of windows-build-tools 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 windows-build-tools.

Remediation

Update to version 1.0.0 or later.

Resources

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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Jan 6th, 2017
  2. reported

    Jan 5th, 2017