Unsanitized user input in deserialization method

Description

It is bad practice to deserialize (unmarshal) untrusted data, such as data direct from the request object. Attackers can transfer payloads or malicious code via serialized data, and deserializing such data puts your application at risk.

Remediations

❌ Do not deserialize untrusted data

✅ Prefer pure (data-only) and language-agnostic (de)serialization formats such as JSON or XML

Avoiding language-specific (de)serialization formats reduces the risk of attackers manipulating the deserialization process for malicious purposes.

  JSON.parse(req.params)

Resources

Associated CWE

OWASP Top 10

Configuration

To skip this rule during a scan, use the following flag

bearer scan /path/to/your-project/ --skip-rule=javascript_express_unsafe_deserialization

To run only this rule during a scan, use the following flag

bearer scan /path/to/your-project/ --only-rule=javascript_express_unsafe_deserialization