Command Injection Affecting window-control package, versions <1.4.5


Severity

Recommended
0.0
high
0
10

CVSS assessment made by Snyk's Security Team

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity
    Proof of concept
    EPSS
    0.04% (11th percentile)

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-WINDOWCONTROL-3186345
  • published 4 Jan 2023
  • disclosed 2 Jan 2023
  • credit JHU System Security Lab

How to fix?

Upgrade window-control to version 1.4.5 or higher.

Overview

window-control is a package aimed to do similar tasks as robot.js (without mouse control) but without the compiling of external C++ code.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Command Injection via the sendKeys function, due to improper input sanitization.

PoC

var root =require("window-control")
root.sendKeys("& touch JHU","")

CVSS Scores

version 3.1
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Snyk

7.4 high
  • Attack Vector (AV)
    Local
  • Attack Complexity (AC)
    High
  • Privileges Required (PR)
    None
  • User Interaction (UI)
    None
  • Scope (S)
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality (C)
    High
  • Integrity (I)
    High
  • Availability (A)
    High
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NVD

7.8 high