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


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


The package systeminformation is a System Information Library for Node.JS. Versions 5.0.0 through 5.21.6, have a SSID Command Injection Vulnerability. The problem was fixed with a parameter check-in. As a workaround, one must check or sanitize parameter strings that are passed to `wifiConnections()`, `wifiNetworks()` (string only).

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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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