Remote code execution in Strapi

Published: 2019-12-06 | Updated: 2021-08-29
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-19609
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Web applications / CMS


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated 09.12.2019
Updated description and severity

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU23442

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19609

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in the "installPlugin" and "uninstallPlugin" handler functions. A remote authenticated administrator can execute arbitrary code on the target system via the "execa" function.


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Vulnerable software versions

strapi: 1.0.0 - 3.0.0 beta.17.7

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated privileged user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.