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- Snyk ID npm:codem-transcode:20130707
- published 7 Jul 2013
- disclosed 7 Jul 2013
- credit Neal Poole
How to fix?
Either turn off the
ffprobe functionality or upgrade to (at least) version
0.5.0, which address this issue by using
execFile instead of
codem-transcode package supports a feature (off by default) to interact with a local
ffprobe. When enabled, POST requests to
/probe trigger the execution of the local
ffprobe binary, with the provided parameters.
This execution is done using
exec, allowing piped requests, and therefore enabling remote command execution. Newer versions use
execFile instead, preventing such injection (though still giving attackers to whatever functionality
ffprobe supports, and any weaknesses in it).
Note that, by default, the package only listens for such requests from the local network interface, greatly reducing the likelihood of exploitation.