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Malicious Package in rqeuest

Critical severity GitHub Reviewed Published Sep 2, 2020 to the GitHub Advisory Database • Updated Jan 9, 2023

Package

npm rqeuest (npm)

Affected versions

>= 0

Patched versions

None

Description

All versions of rqeuest typosquatted a popular package of similar name and tracked users who had installed the incorrect package. The package uploaded information to a remote server including: name of the downloaded package, name of the intended package, the Node version and whether the process was running as sudo. There is no further compromise.

Recommendation

Remove the package from your dependencies and always ensure package names are typed correctly upon installation.

References

Reviewed Aug 31, 2020
Published to the GitHub Advisory Database Sep 2, 2020
Last updated Jan 9, 2023

Severity

Critical
9.8
/ 10

CVSS base metrics

Attack vector
Network
Attack complexity
Low
Privileges required
None
User interaction
None
Scope
Unchanged
Confidentiality
High
Integrity
High
Availability
High
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Weaknesses

CVE ID

No known CVE

GHSA ID

GHSA-pj97-j597-ppm7

Source code

No known source code
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