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Command Injection in diskstats library



Published: 2020-07-30
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID N/A
CWE ID CWE-77
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor Philip Skinner

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Command Injection

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 8.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-77 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the "path" parameter in "child_process.exec" function. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application and execute arbitrary commands on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

diskstats: 0.0.1, 0.0.2

CPE External links

https://snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-DISKSTATS-590099
https://github.com/PhilipSkinner/diskstats/commit/5631570fcaea48e9e86735c7e68757aa3c44e106
https://hackerone.com/reports/864354

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker 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.