CVE-2017-16024 Detail

Current Description

The sync-exec module is used to simulate child_process.execSync in node versions <0.11.9. Sync-exec uses tmp directories as a buffer before returning values. Other users on the server have read access to the tmp directory, possibly allowing an attacker on the server to obtain confidential information from the buffer/tmp file, while it exists.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/377.html Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/gvarsanyi/sync-exec/issues/17 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://nodesecurity.io/advisories/310 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Insecure_Temporary_File Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-377 Insecure Temporary File Reference acceptance level HackerOne  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16024
NVD Published Date:
06/04/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019
Source:
HackerOne