Malicious Package Affecting strong_password Open this link in a new tab package, versions =0.0.7


0.0
critical
  • Exploit Maturity

    Mature

  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • Confidentiality

    High

  • Integrity

    High

  • Availability

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-RUBY-STRONGPASSWORD-451547

  • published

    6 Jul 2019

  • disclosed

    3 Jul 2019

  • credit

    WithaTwist

How to fix?

Avoid using strong_password v0.0.7 altogether. Downgrading to v0.0.6 will ensure no malicious code execution is possible.

Overview

strong_password is a is an entropy-based password strength checking for Ruby and ActiveModel

This gem was hijacked by a malicious actor, who has published v0.0.7 containing malicious code that enables them to execute remote code in production.

References