Arbitrary Command Injection Affecting ps-kill package, versions *

  • Exploit Maturity

    Proof of concept

  • Attack Complexity


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  • snyk-id


  • published

    15 Mar 2021

  • disclosed

    23 Feb 2021

  • credit


How to fix?

There is no fixed version for ps-kill.


ps-kill is a Kill processes with ease

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Arbitrary Command Injection. If (attacker-controlled) user input is given to the kill function, it is possible for an attacker to execute arbitrary commands. This is due to use of the child_process exec function without input sanitization in the index.js file.

PoC (provided by reporter):

var ps_kill = require('ps-kill');

ps_kill.kill('$(touch success)',function(){});