Aller au contenu principal

Protocol Handler Vulnerability Fix

· 2 mins de lecture

A remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered affecting Electron apps that use custom protocol handlers. This vulnerability has been assigned the CVE identifier CVE-2018-1000006.

Plateformes affectées

Electron apps designed to run on Windows that register themselves as the default handler for a protocol, like myapp://, are vulnerable.

Such apps can be affected regardless of how the protocol is registered, e.g. using native code, the Windows registry, or Electron's app.setAsDefaultProtocolClient API.

macOS and Linux are not vulnerable to this issue.


We've published new versions of Electron which include fixes for this vulnerability: 1.8.2-beta.5, 1.7.12, and 1.6.17. We urge all Electron developers to update their apps to the latest stable version immediately.

Si pour une raison quelconque, vous ne pouvez pas mettre à jour votre version d'Electron, vous pouvez ajouter -- comme dernier argument en appelant l'application . etAsDefaultProtocolClient, qui empêche Chromium d'analyser d'autres options. The double dash -- signifies the end of command options, after which only positional parameters are accepted.

app.setAsDefaultProtocolClient(protocol, process.execPath, [

Voir l'API app.setAsDefaultProtocolClient pour plus de détails.

Voir l'API app.setAsDefaultProtocolClient pour plus de détails.

If you wish to report a vulnerability in Electron, email