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


Severity High
Score 7.3/10


snowflake-connector-nodejs, a NodeJS driver for Snowflake, is vulnerable to command injection via a single sign-on (SSO) browser URL authentication in versions prior to 1.6.21. In order to exploit the potential for command injection, an attacker would need to be successful in establishing a malicious resource and redirecting users to utilize the resource. The attacker could set up a malicious, publicly accessible server which responds to the SSO URL with an attack payload. If the attacker then tricked a user into visiting the maliciously crafted connection URL, the user’s local machine would render the malicious payload, leading to remote code execution. This attack scenario can be mitigated through URL whitelisting as well as common anti-phishing resources.

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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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