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Withdrawn Advisory: mariadb was malware

Withdrawn Advisory

This advisory has been withdrawn because MariaDB now owns and the package is no longer malicious. This link is maintained to preserve external references.

Original Description

The mariadb package is a piece of malware that steals environment variables and sends them to attacker controlled locations.

All versions have been unpublished from the npm registry.


As this package is malware, if you find it installed in your environment, the real security concern is determining how it got there.

If you have found this installed in your environment, you should:

  1. Delete the package
  2. Clear your npm cache
  3. Ensure it is not present in any other package.json files on your system
  4. Regenerate your registry credentials, tokens, and any other sensitive credentials that may have been present in your environment variables.

Additionally, any service which may have been exposed via credentials in your environment variables, such as a database, should be reviewed for indicators of compromise as well.

Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: High
Classification: General
Published: almost 6 years ago
Updated: about 1 month ago

Widthdrawn: about 1 month ago

CVSS Score: 7.5
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Identifiers: GHSA-85fq-56wq-gmcf, CVE-2017-16046
References: Blast Radius: 30.1

Affected Packages

Dependent packages: 407
Dependent repositories: 10,288
Downloads: 476,928 last month
Affected Version Ranges: <= 1.0.2
No known fixed version
All affected versions: 0.7.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2