Improper Access Control Affecting total.js package, versions >=3.1.0



    Attack Complexity Low
    Scope Changed
    Confidentiality High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Mature
    EPSS 0.17% (54th percentile)
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8.8 high

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-TOTALJS-461096
  • published 5 Sep 2019
  • disclosed 5 Sep 2019
  • credit Riccardo Krauter

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for total.js.


total.js is a framework for Node.js platfrom written in pure JavaScript similar to PHP's Laravel or Python's Django or ASP.NET MVC. It can be used as web, desktop, service or IoT application.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Access Control. An authenticated user with limited privileges can get access to a resource that they do not own by calling the associated API. The application correctly manages privileges only for the front-end resource path, and not for API requests. This leads to vertical and horizontal privilege escalation.