CVSS 3.1 Score 6.6 of 10 (medium)


Published Sep 6, 2023
Updated: Sep 12, 2023


CVE-2023-39956 is a vulnerability in Electron, a framework for writing cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. This vulnerability affects Electron apps launched as command line executables. It can only be exploited if the app is launched with an attacker-controlled working directory and the attacker has the ability to write files to that directory. While the risk is generally low, this issue bypasses certain protections and is being treated with higher importance. The vulnerability has been fixed in several versions of Electron (26.0.0-beta.13, 25.4.1, 24.7.1, 23.3.13, and 22.3.19), so users must update to a patched version to remediate it. The potential danger to organizations includes high integrity impact but low confidentiality impact, with a base severity rating of MEDIUM (base score: 6.6) according to [email protected]'s analysis of the CVE ID (CVE-2023-39956).


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