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CVE-2023-45133 Detail


Babel is a compiler for writingJavaScript. In `@babel/traverse` prior to versions 7.23.2 and 8.0.0-alpha.4 and all versions of `babel-traverse`, using Babel to compile code that was specifically crafted by an attacker can lead to arbitrary code execution during compilation, when using plugins that rely on the `path.evaluate()`or `path.evaluateTruthy()` internal Babel methods. Known affected plugins are `@babel/plugin-transform-runtime`; `@babel/preset-env` when using its `useBuiltIns` option; and any "polyfill provider" plugin that depends on `@babel/helper-define-polyfill-provider`, such as `babel-plugin-polyfill-corejs3`, `babel-plugin-polyfill-corejs2`, `babel-plugin-polyfill-es-shims`, `babel-plugin-polyfill-regenerator`. No other plugins under the `@babel/` namespace are impacted, but third-party plugins might be. Users that only compile trusted code are not impacted. The vulnerability has been fixed in `@babel/traverse@7.23.2` and `@babel/traverse@8.0.0-alpha.4`. Those who cannot upgrade `@babel/traverse` and are using one of the affected packages mentioned above should upgrade them to their latest version to avoid triggering the vulnerable code path in affected `@babel/traverse` versions: `@babel/plugin-transform-runtime` v7.23.2, `@babel/preset-env` v7.23.2, `@babel/helper-define-polyfill-provider` v0.4.3, `babel-plugin-polyfill-corejs2` v0.4.6, `babel-plugin-polyfill-corejs3` v0.8.5, `babel-plugin-polyfill-es-shims` v0.10.0, `babel-plugin-polyfill-regenerator` v0.5.3.


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  9.3 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/babel/babel/commit/b13376b346946e3f62fc0848c1d2a23223314c82 Patch 
https://github.com/babel/babel/pull/16033 Issue Tracking 
https://github.com/babel/babel/releases/tag/v7.23.2 Patch 
https://github.com/babel/babel/releases/tag/v8.0.0-alpha.4 Patch 
https://github.com/babel/babel/security/advisories/GHSA-67hx-6x53-jw92 Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2023/10/msg00026.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2023/dsa-5528 Issue Tracking 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-697 Incorrect Comparison cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-184 Incomplete List of Disallowed Inputs Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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GitHub, Inc.