A High severity vulnerability has been discovered in Chrome which affects all software based on Chromium, including Electron.
This vulnerability has been assigned
CVE-2019-13720. You can read more about it in the Chrome Blog Post.
Please note that Chrome has reports of this vulnerability being used in the wild so it is strongly recommended you upgrade Electron as soon as possible.
Affected apps should upgrade to a patched version of Electron.
We've published new versions of Electron which include fixes for this vulnerability:
Electron 7.0.1 automatically included the fix from upstream, before the announcement was made. Electron 8 is similarly unaffected. The vulnerability did not exist in Electron 5, so that version is also unaffected.
This vulnerability was discovered by Anton Ivanov and Alexey Kulaev at Kaspersky Labs and reported to the Chrome team. The Chrome blog post can be found here.
To learn more about best practices for keeping your Electron apps secure, see our security tutorial.
If you wish to report a vulnerability in Electron, email firstname.lastname@example.org.