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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection')


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


The samba-client library for NodeJS before version 4.0.0 suffers from a command injection vulnerability. In the cases that this library is used in a project where the connection parameters may be defined by untrusted input, a malicious actor will be able to use this to inject malicious commands in the server hosting the Node JS application.

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CWE-77 - Command Injection

A command injection attack involves injecting an operating system command through the data input, which gets executed on the host operating system with the privileges of the victimized application. The impact of a command injection attack may range from loss of data confidentiality and integrity to unauthorized remote access to the hosting system. The attack may cause serious data breaches and system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

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