Malicious Package

Affecting smplejson package, versions [0,]

Overview

12 Python libraries were identified as malicious packages. smplejson, pkgutil, timeit, diango, djago, dajngo and mybiubiubiu packages were vulnerable to typo-squatting attacks. These packages performed a ping back to a server indicating the package were installed.

On October 13th, 2018 all of these packages have been removed from Pypi.

Remediation

Avoid usage of this package altogether.

References

Do your applications use this vulnerable package?

CVSS Score

9.8
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Credit
Bertus
CWE
CWE-506
Snyk ID
SNYK-PYTHON-SMPLEJSON-72526
Disclosed
13 Oct, 2018
Published
28 Oct, 2018