Code Injection Affecting snyk package, versions <1.1064.0



    Attack Complexity High
    User Interaction Required
    Scope Changed

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 1.36% (86th percentile)
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8.8 high

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-SNYK-3111871
  • published 30 Nov 2022
  • disclosed 29 Sep 2022
  • credit Ron Masas - Imperva

How to fix?

Upgrade snyk to version 1.1064.0 or higher.


snyk is a advanced tool that scans and monitors projects for security vulnerabilities.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Code Injection. when analyzing a project. An attacker who can convince a user to scan a malicious project can include commands in a build file such as build.gradle or gradle-wrapper.jar, which will be executed with the privileges of the application.

This vulnerability may be triggered when running the the CLI tool directly, or when running a scan with one of the IDE plugins that invoke the Snyk CLI.

Successful exploitation of this issue would likely require some level of social engineering - to coerce an untrusted project to be downloaded and analyzed via the Snyk CLI or opened in an IDE where a Snyk IDE plugin is installed and enabled. Additionally, if the IDE has a Trust feature then the target folder must be marked as ‘trusted’ in order to be vulnerable.

NOTE: This issue is independent of the one reported in CVE-2022-40764, and upgrading to a fixed version for this addresses that issue as well.

The affected IDE plugins and versions are:

  • VS Code - Affected: <=1.8.0, Fixed: 1.9.0
  • IntelliJ - Affected: <=2.4.47, Fixed: 2.4.48
  • Visual Studio - Affected: <=1.1.30, Fixed: 1.1.31
  • Eclipse - Affected: <=v20221115, Fixed: v20221130
  • Language Server - Affected: <=v20221109, Fixed: v20221130