Malicious Package Affecting colors-help Open this link in a new tab package, versions *


0.0
critical
  • Exploit Maturity

    Mature

  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • User Interaction

    Required

  • Scope

    Changed

  • Confidentiality

    High

  • Integrity

    High

  • Availability

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-JS-COLORSHELP-2807800

  • published

    4 May 2022

  • disclosed

    4 May 2022

  • credit

    Ankita Lamba, Ax Sharma

Introduced: 4 May 2022

New Malicious CWE-506 Open this link in a new tab

How to fix?

Avoid using colors-help altogether.

Overview

colors-help is a malicious package. This package uses "typosquatting" to bait unaware users to install it. This package contains a Discord info-stealing malware code that iterates over local storage folders of common browsers (Chrome, Opera, Brave, Yandex) and Discord-specific folders.

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