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CVE-2019-16776 Detail

Current Description

Versions of the npm CLI prior to 6.13.3 are vulnerable to an Arbitrary File Write. It fails to prevent access to folders outside of the intended node_modules folder through the bin field. A properly constructed entry in the package.json bin field would allow a package publisher to modify and/or gain access to arbitrary files on a user’s system when the package is installed. This behavior is still possible through install scripts. This vulnerability bypasses a user using the --ignore-scripts install option.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  security-advisories@github.com
Base Score: 7.7 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-01/msg00027.html
https://blog.npmjs.org/post/189618601100/binary-planting-with-the-npm-cli Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/npm/cli/security/advisories/GHSA-x8qc-rrcw-4r46 Third Party Advisory
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/Z36UKPO5F3PQ3Q2POMF5LEKXWAH5RUFP/
https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpujan2020.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation NIST  
CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') security-advisories@github.com  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:cli_project:cli:*:*:*:*:*:node.js:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
6.13.3


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-16776
NVD Published Date:
12/12/2019
NVD Last Modified:
02/10/2020