Command Injection Affecting heroku-env package, versions *



    Attack Complexity Low
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Proof of concept
    EPSS 0.25% (65th percentile)
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9.8 critical

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-HEROKUENV-1050432
  • published 26 Jan 2021
  • disclosed 26 Jan 2021
  • credit JHU System Security Lab

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for heroku-env.


heroku-env is a package that parse the DATABASE_URL from your heroku config and split it out into the PG* environment variables used by psql pg_dump pg_restore and node_postgres

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Command Injection. The injection point is located in lib/get.js which is required by index.js.


var root = require("heroku-env");
root("& touch JHU","aa", function (){});