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CVE-2018-21268 Detail


The traceroute (aka node-traceroute) package through 1.0.0 for Node.js allows remote command injection via the host parameter. This occurs because the Child.exec() method, which is considered to be not entirely safe, is used. In particular, an OS command can be placed after a newline character.


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
Base Score:  10.0 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:L

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/jaw187/node-traceroute/commit/b99ee024a01a40d3d20a92ad3769cc78a3f6386f Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/jaw187/node-traceroute/tags Third Party Advisory 
https://medium.com/@shay_62828/shell-command-injection-through-traceroute-npm-package-a4cf7b6553e3 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://snyk.io/vuln/npm:traceroute:20160311 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/op-innovate_shell-command-injection-through-traceroute-activity-6678956453086191616-Rcpy Third Party Advisory 
https://www.npmjs.com/advisories/1465 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.npmjs.com/package/traceroute Product  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.op-c.net/2020/06/17/shell-command-injection-through-traceroute-npm-package/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-74 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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