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find all apps using Electron and their versions, on macOS systems
#!/usr/bin/env zsh
# patched versions for CVE-2023-4863: 22.3.24, 24.8.3, 25.8.1, 26.2.1
mdfind "kind:app" 2>/dev/null | sort -u | while read app;
do
filename="$app/Contents/Frameworks/Electron Framework.framework/Electron Framework"
if [[ -f $filename ]]; then
echo "App Name: $(basename ${app})"
electronVersion=$(strings "$filename" | grep "Chrome/" | grep -i Electron | grep -v '%s' | sort -u | cut -f 3 -d '/')
echo "Electron Version: $electronVersion"
echo -n "File Name: $filename "
echo -e "\n"
fi
done
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janvhs commented Sep 30, 2023

Just changed my mac to English and now it works

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FnTm commented Oct 5, 2023

Wanted to share a slightly updated version of the script above that we used internally to help make running the script more actionable for our employees. The main change is that it outputs and highlights only the apps that are on unsafe electron versions.

#!/usr/bin/env bash

RED='\033[0;31m'
NC='\033[0m' # No Color

# patched versions for CVE-2023-4863: 22.3.24, 24.8.3, 25.8.1, 26.2.1
mdfind "kind:app" 2>/dev/null | sort -u | while read app;
do
  filename="$app/Contents/Frameworks/Electron Framework.framework/Electron Framework"
  if [[ -f $filename ]]; then

    electronVersion=$(strings "$filename" | grep "Chrome/" | grep -i Electron | grep -v '%s' | sort -u | cut -f 3 -d '/')

    semver=( ${electronVersion//./ } )
    major="${semver[0]}"
    minor="${semver[1]}"
    patch="${semver[2]}"
    echo "${major}.${minor}.${patch}"

    if [[ ( $major -lt 22 ) || ( $major == 22 && $minor -lt 3 ) || ( $major == 22 && $minor == 3 && $patch -lt 26 )
    || ( $major == 23 )
    || ( $major == 24 && $minor -lt 8 ) || ( $major == 24 && $minor == 8 && $patch -lt 6 )
    || ( $major == 25 && $minor -lt 8 ) || ( $major == 25 && $minor == 8 && $patch -lt 4 )
    || ( $major == 26 && $minor -lt 2 ) || ( $major == 26 && $minor == 2 && $patch -lt 4 )
    || ( $major == 27 && $minor -lt 0 ) || ( $major == 27 && $minor == 0 && $patch -lt 0 )
     ]]; then
      printf "App Name:          ${RED}$(basename ${app})${NC}\n"
      echo "Electron Version:  $electronVersion"
      echo -n "File Name:         $filename "
      echo -e "\n"
    fi
  fi
done

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