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CVE-2019-16777 Detail

Current Description

Versions of the npm CLI prior to 6.13.4 are vulnerable to an Arbitrary File Overwrite. It fails to prevent existing globally-installed binaries to be overwritten by other package installations. For example, if a package was installed globally and created a serve binary, any subsequent installs of packages that also create a serve binary would overwrite the previous serve binary. This behavior is still allowed in local installations and also 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: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
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://access.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2020:0330
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0573
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0579
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0597
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0602
https://blog.npmjs.org/post/189618601100/binary-planting-with-the-npm-cli Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/npm/cli/security/advisories/GHSA-4328-8hgf-7wjr Third Party Advisory
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/Z36UKPO5F3PQ3Q2POMF5LEKXWAH5RUFP/
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202003-48
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') GitHub, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:cli_project:cli:::~~~node.js~~
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
6.13.4


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-16777
NVD Published Date:
12/12/2019
NVD Last Modified:
01/15/2020