Arbitrary Command Execution Affecting windows-cpu package, versions *


0.0
high

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity High
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.25% (65th percentile)
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NVD
9.8 critical

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  • Snyk ID npm:windows-cpu:20170417
  • published 19 May 2017
  • disclosed 19 May 2017
  • credit Daniel Bond

How to fix?

There is no fix version for windows-cpu.

Overview

windows-cpu is a CPU monitoring utility for windows.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Arbitrary Command Execution via the findLoad method, which passes a user-inputed string to the shell without validation.

Proof of Concept: This code will open the built-in calculator program.

var win = require('windows-cpu');
wind.findLoad('foo & calc.exe');

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