Malicious Package

Affecting commander-js package, ALL versions

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Overview

commander-js is a Malicous Package.

This package is trying to mimic the real commander.js [ https://www.npmjs.com/package/commander]. It has a backdoor in postinstall script which downloads and evaluates the content of http://23.94.46.191/update.json (which currently doesn't contain anything malicious).

Remediation

Avoid using commander-js altogether.

References

CVSS Score

9.8
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Credit
Vladimir Tikhonov
CWE
CWE-506
Snyk ID
SNYK-JS-COMMANDERJS-73506
Disclosed
15 Jan, 2019
Published
09 Jan, 2019