PhantomJS through 2.1.1 Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties Vulnerability

Summary

PhantomJS through 2.1.1 has an arbitrary file read vulnerability, as demonstrated by an XMLHttpRequest for a file:// URI. The vulnerability exists in the page.open() function of the webpage module, which loads a specified URL and calls a given callback.

Credit:

The information has been provided by Rajanish Pathak

The original article can be found at:https://www.darkmatter.ae/blogs/breaching-the-perimeter-phantomjs-arbitrary-file-read/

 


Details

An attacker can supply a specially crafted HTML file, as user input, that allows reading arbitrary files on the filesystem. For example, if page.render() is the function callback, this generates a PDF or an image of the targeted file. NOTE: this product is no longer developed.

 

Vulnerable Systems:

PhantomJS through 2.1.1 

 

CVE Information:

CVE-2019-17221

 

Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:11/5/2019