Malicious Package Affecting @testing_security/toxic-pkg-dont-use package, versions =0.0.3



    Exploit Maturity Mature
    Attack Complexity Low
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

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  • published 14 Mar 2023
  • disclosed 14 Mar 2023
  • credit Snyk Research Team

Introduced: 14 Mar 2023

New Malicious CVE NOT AVAILABLE CWE-506 Open this link in a new tab
First added by Snyk

How to fix?

Avoid using all malicious instances of the @testing_security/toxic-pkg-dont-use package.


@testing_security/toxic-pkg-dont-use is a malicious package. The package's name is based on existing repositories, namespaces, or components used by popular companies in an effort to trick employees into downloading it, also known as 'dependency confusion'. Therefore, you're only vulnerable if this package was installed from the public NPM registry rather than your private registry.

Note: This malicious package was uncovered by one of Snyk's automated algorithms, and was confirmed to contain malicious code by our Security Research Team. For more context, please visit our blogpost.