Command Injection Affecting ntesseract Open this link in a new tab package, versions <0.2.9


0.0
critical
  • Exploit Maturity

    Proof of concept

  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • Confidentiality

    High

  • Integrity

    High

  • Availability

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-JS-NTESSERACT-1050982

  • published

    26 Jan 2021

  • disclosed

    14 Dec 2020

  • credit

    JHU System Security Lab

How to fix?

Upgrade ntesseract to version 0.2.9 or higher.

Overview

ntesseract is a simple wrapper for the Tesseract OCR package for node.js

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Command Injection via lib/tesseract.js.

PoC:

var a =require("ntesseract");
a.process("& touch JHU #","",function(){})

References