Malicious Package Affecting byte5432 package, versions =1.0.3



    Exploit Maturity Mature
    Attack Complexity Low
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-BYTE5432-3037812
  • published 1 Oct 2022
  • disclosed 1 Oct 2022
  • credit Snyk Research Team

Introduced: 1 Oct 2022

Malicious CVE NOT AVAILABLE CWE-506 Open this link in a new tab
First added by Snyk

How to fix?

Avoid using byte5432 altogether.


byte5432 is a malicious package. The package's name is based on existing repositories, namespaces, or components used by popular companies in an effort to trick employees into downloading it, also known as 'dependency confusion'. Therefore, you're only vulnerable if this package was installed from the public NPM registry rather than your private registry.

Note: This malicious package was uncovered by one of Snyk's automated algorithms, and was confirmed to contain malicious code by our Security Research Team. For more context, please visit our blogpost.