Malicious Package

Affecting eslint-config-eslint package, versions =5.0.2

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Overview

eslint-config-eslint is the ECMAScript scope analyzer used in ESLint.

Version 5.0.2 was identified as malicious after a possible npm account takeover. During installation, the malicious code download code from pastebin.com, then executed it. It sent the contents of the user’s .npmrc file to the attacker, which typically contains access tokens for publishing to npm.

The malicious package versions have been unpublished from npm.

Remediation

Do not use version 5.0.2 of eslint-config-eslint.

References

CVSS Score

9.1
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N
Credit
Unknown
CWE
CWE-506
Snyk ID
SNYK-JS-ESLINTCONFIGESLINT-72491
Disclosed
12 Jul, 2018
Published
13 Jul, 2018