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Improperly Controlled Modification of Object Prototype Attributes ('Prototype Pollution')

CVE-2019-10745

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

assign-deep is vulnerable to Prototype Pollution in versions before 0.4.8 and version 1.0.0. The function assign-deep could be tricked into adding or modifying properties of Object.prototype using either a constructor or a _proto_ payload.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-1321 - Prototype Pollution

Prototype pollution is one of the lesser-known vulnerabilities. It allows attackers to abuse the rules of JavaScript by injecting properties into the general object “Object” in JS. Modifying the prototype of “Object” affects the behavior of all objects in the entire app, potentially resulting in denial of service, arbitrary code execution, cross-site scripting, etc.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published