Arbitrary Command Injection Affecting psnode Open this link in a new tab package, versions *

  • Exploit Maturity

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  • published

    18 Apr 2021

  • disclosed

    18 Apr 2021

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How to fix?

There is no fixed version for psnode.


psnode is an A Node.js KISS module to list and kill process on OSX and Windows.

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.

PoC (provided by reporter):

var psnode = require('psnode');
psnode.kill('$(touch success)', function() {});

(A file called success will be created as a result of the execution of touch success.)