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NOTICE UPDATED - April, 25th 2024

NIST has updated the NVD program announcement page with additional information regarding recent concerns and the temporary delays in enrichment efforts.

CVE-2023-40185 Detail


shescape is simple shell escape library for JavaScript. This may impact users that use Shescape on Windows in a threaded context. The vulnerability can result in Shescape escaping (or quoting) for the wrong shell, thus allowing attackers to bypass protections depending on the combination of expected and used shell. This bug has been patched in version 1.7.4.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/ericcornelissen/shescape/commit/0b976dab645abf45ffd85e74a8c6e51ee2f42d63 Patch 
https://github.com/ericcornelissen/shescape/pull/1142 Patch 
https://github.com/ericcornelissen/shescape/releases/tag/v1.7.4 Release Notes 
https://github.com/ericcornelissen/shescape/security/advisories/GHSA-j55r-787p-m549 Exploit  Patch  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-150 Improper Neutralization of Escape, Meta, or Control Sequences Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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GitHub, Inc.