Command Injection Affecting xopen package, versions *



    Attack Complexity Low
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    Exploit Maturity Proof of concept
    EPSS 0.25% (65th percentile)
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9.8 critical

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-XOPEN-1050981
  • published 26 Jan 2021
  • disclosed 26 Jan 2021
  • credit JHU System Security Lab

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for xopen.


xopen is a package that provides a dead-simple Promise API for opening files from Node on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Command Injection. The injection point is located in line 14 in index.js in the exported function xopen(filepath)


``` var root = require("xopen"); var attack_code = "& touch JHU"; root(attack_code);