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0.7.0 • Public • Published

Secure EcmaScript (SES)

Secure EcmaScript (SES) is a frozen environment for running EcmaScript (Javascript) 'strict' mode programs with no ambient authority in their global scope, and with the addition of a safe two-argument evaluator (SES.confine(code, endowments)). By freezing everything accessible from the global scope, it removes programs abilities to interfere with each other, and thus enables isolated evaluation of arbitrary code.

It runs atop an ES6-compliant platform, enabling safe interaction of mutually-suspicious code, using object-capability -style programming.

See https://github.com/Agoric/Jessie to see how SES fits into the various flavors of confined EcmaScript execution. And visit https://rawgit.com/Agoric/ses-shim/master/demo/ for a demo.

Derived from the Caja project, https://github.com/google/caja/wiki/SES.

Still under development: do not use for production systems yet, there are known security holes that need to be closed.

Install

npm install ses

Usage

Module

This example locks down the current realm, turning it into a starting compartment. Within a compartment, there is a Compartment constructor that conveys "endownments" into the new compartment's global scope, and a harden method that that object and any object reachable from its surface. The compartment can import modules and evaluate programs.

import {lockdown} from "ses";
 
lockdown();
 
const c = new Compartment({
    print: harden(console.log),
});
 
c.evaluate(`
    print("Hello! Hello?");
`);

The new compartment has a different global object than the start compartment. The global object is initially mutable. Locking down the start compartment hardened many of the intrinsics in global scope. After lockdown, no compartment can tamper with these intrinsics. Many of these intrinsics are identical in the new compartment.

const c = new Compartment();
c.global === global; // false
c.global.JSON === JSON; // true

The property holds among any other compartments. Each has a unique, initially mutable, global object. Many intrinsics are shared.

const c1 = new Compartment();
const c2 = new Compartment();
c1.global === c2.global; // false
c1.global.JSON === c2.global.JSON; // true

Bug Disclosure

Please help us practice coordinated security bug disclosure, by using the instructions in SECURITY.md to report security-sensitive bugs privately.

For non-security bugs, please use the regular Issues page.

Install

npm i [email protected]

Version

0.7.0

License

Apache-2.0

Unpacked Size

441 kB

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