CVE-2022-39202

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') in npm/matrix-appservice-irc

Identifiers

GHSA-cq7q-5c67-w39w, CVE-2022-39202

Package Slug

npm/matrix-appservice-irc

Vulnerability

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

Description

matrix-appservice-irc is an open source Node.js IRC bridge for Matrix. The Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol allows you to specify multiple modes in a single mode command. Due to a bug in the underlying matrix-org/node-irc library, affected versions of matrix-appservice-irc perform parsing of such modes incorrectly, potentially resulting in the wrong user being given permissions. Mode commands can only be executed by privileged users, so this can only be abused if an operator is tricked into running the command on behalf of an attacker. The vulnerability has been patched in matrix-appservice-irc 0.35.0. As a workaround users should refrain from entering mode commands suggested by untrusted users. Avoid using multiple modes in a single command.

Affected Versions

All versions before 0.35.0

Solution

Upgrade to version 0.35.0 or above.

Last Modified

2022-09-15

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