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CVE-2021-42740 Detail

Current Description

The shell-quote package before 1.7.3 for Node.js allows command injection. An attacker can inject unescaped shell metacharacters through a regex designed to support Windows drive letters. If the output of this package is passed to a real shell as a quoted argument to a command with exec(), an attacker can inject arbitrary commands. This is because the Windows drive letter regex character class is {A-z] instead of the correct {A-Za-z]. Several shell metacharacters exist in the space between capital letter Z and lower case letter a, such as the backtick character.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
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


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/substack/node-shell-quote/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md#173 Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/substack/node-shell-quote/commit/5799416ed454aa4ec9afafc895b4e31760ea1abe Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.npmjs.com/package/shell-quote Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-77 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-42740
NVD Published Date:
10/21/2021
NVD Last Modified:
10/28/2021
Source:
MITRE