Remote Code Execution (RCE) Affecting total.js package, versions >=3.1.0



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Integrity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Mature
    EPSS 27.37% (97th percentile)
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9.9 critical

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-TOTALJS-461099
  • 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 Remote Code Execution (RCE). It is possible for an attacker to create a malicious widget with a special tag containing JavaScript code which will then be evaluated application.

PoC by Riccardo Krauter

<script total>global.process.mainModule.require(child_process).exec(RCE);</script>.