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CVE-2017-16003 Detail

Current Description

windows-build-tools is a module for installing C++ Build Tools for Windows using npm. windows-build-tools versions below 1.0.0 download resources over HTTP, which leaves it vulnerable to MITM attacks. It may be possible to cause remote code execution (RCE) by swapping out the requested resources with an attacker controlled copy if the attacker is on the network or positioned in between the user and the remote server.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/felixrieseberg/windows-build-tools/commit/9835d33e68f2cb5e4d148e954bb3ed0221d98e90 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://nodesecurity.io/advisories/304 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-311 Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data NIST   HackerOne  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:windows-build-tools_project:windows-build-tools:*:*:*:*:*:node.js:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
1.0.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16003
NVD Published Date:
05/29/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019