resolve method of the node-dns-sync library had a command injection vulnerability. Clients of the node-dns-sync library are unlikely to be aware of this, so they might unwittingly write code that contains a command injection vulnerability. This issue was resolved in version 0.2.1.
Details: Command injection in
resolve method did not sufficiently sanitize user supplied input, which allowed for arbitrary shell command injection.
var dnsSync = require('dns-sync'); dnsSync.resolve('www.paypal.com', " && touch exploit")
Would result in the
touch exploit shell command being run on the system invoking the method.
This issue may lead to remote code execution if a client of the library calls the vulnerable method with untrusted input.
Coordinated Disclosure Timeline
This report was subject to the GHSL coordinated disclosure policy.
- 2020-05-19: Reported to maintainer
- 2020-05-20: Pull request
- 2020-05-20: Maintainer requests CVE through GHSA: https://github.com/skoranga/node-dns-sync/security/advisories/GHSA-wh69-wc6q-7888
CVE-2020-7646, CVE-2020-7614, CVE-2020-7597, CVE-2019-10778, CVE-2019-10776, CVE-2018-16462, CVE-2018-16461, CVE-2018-16460, CVE-2018-13797, CVE-2018-3786, CVE-2018-3772, CVE-2018-3746, CVE-2017-16100, CVE-2017-16042.
This issue was discovered and reported by GitHub Engineer @erik-krogh (Erik Krogh Kristensen).
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