Shell Command Injection Affecting git-ls-remote package, versions <0.2.0



    Attack Complexity Low
    Scope Changed
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High

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  • Snyk ID npm:git-ls-remote:20160923
  • published 25 Sep 2016
  • disclosed 22 Sep 2016
  • credit Snyk Security Research Team

Introduced: 22 Sep 2016

CVE NOT AVAILABLE CWE-78 Open this link in a new tab
First added by Snyk

How to fix?

Upgrade git-ls-remote to version 0.2.0 or higher.


git-ls-remote is an npm package used for listing references in a remote git repository. Vulnerable versions of the package pass the git url argument to the exec function without sanitisation. An attacker can use this to inject malicious shell commands to disrupt server operation or obtain sensitive information.


var git = require('git-ls-remote');
git.head('; cat /etc/passwd', function(err, result) {
  // ...