Threat Encyclopedia

GitHub.Electron.URI.Protocol.Handler.Remote.Command.Execution

description-logoDescription

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Remote Command Execution vulnerability in GitHub Electron.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of user supplied HTML file in the application. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary command within the context of the application, via a crafted HTML file.

affected-products-logoAffected Products

GitHub Electron versions 1.8.2-beta.3 and prior
GitHub Electron versions 1.7.10 and prior
GitHub Electron versions 1.6.15 and prior

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the latest patch from the vendor
https://electronjs.org/blog/protocol-handler-fix

CVE References

CVE-2018-1000006