ArchLinux: 201911-7: electron: arbitrary code execution

    Date04 Nov 2019
    CategoryArchLinux
    191
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Archlinux Large
    The package electron before version 7.0.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201911-7
    =========================================
    
    Severity: Critical
    Date    : 2019-11-04
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2019-13720
    Package : electron
    Type    : arbitrary code execution
    Remote  : Yes
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-1061
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package electron before version 7.0.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary
    code execution.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 7.0.1-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "electron>=7.0.1-1"
    
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 7.0.1.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    A use-after-free vulnerability has been found in the audio component of
    the chromium browser before 78.0.3904.87. Google is aware of reports
    that an exploit for this vulnerability exists in the wild.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the affected host.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://github.com/electron/electron/commit/25b3ee29cf9a8e3f59dcbabf7345b5b1360cd056
    https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2019/10/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_31.html
    https://crbug.com/1019226
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-13720
    
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"39","type":"x","order":"1","pct":50.65,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"11","type":"x","order":"2","pct":14.29,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"27","type":"x","order":"3","pct":35.06,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.