PhantomJS through 2.1.1 Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties Vulnerability


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 function of the webpage module, which loads a specified URL and calls a given callback.


The information has been provided by Rajanish Pathak

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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:



Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:11/5/2019