Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions Affecting directus package, versions >=10.4.1 <10.6.2



    Attack Complexity Low
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Proof of concept
    EPSS 0.04% (11th percentile)
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6.5 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-DIRECTUS-6016493
  • published 20 Oct 2023
  • disclosed 19 Oct 2023
  • credit Nikke Leskelä

How to fix?

Upgrade directus to version 10.6.2 or higher.


directus is a Directus is a real-time API and App dashboard for managing SQL database content.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions via the websocket server. An attacker can cause the server to crash and require a manual restart by sending an invalid frame. This is only exploitable if websockets are enabled.


const WebSocket = require("ws");
const websocket = new WebSocket("ws://");
websocket.on("open", function () {
  const chunk = Buffer.from("a180", "hex");