ESB-2017.2555 - [UNIX/Linux][FreeBSD] node: Access confidential data - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-10-12

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                               ESB-2017.2555
                    node -- access to unintended files
                              12 October 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           node
Publisher:         FreeBSD
Operating System:  FreeBSD
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-14849  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/1257718e-be97-458a-9744-d938b592db42.html

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than FreeBSD. It is recommended that administrators
         running node check for an updated version of the software for their
         operating system.

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node -- access to unintended files

Affected packages
8.5.0	<=	node	<	8.6.0
Details

VuXML ID	1257718e-be97-458a-9744-d938b592db42
Discovery	2017-09-27
Entry	2017-10-10
node developers report:

Node.js 8.5.0 before 8.6.0 allows remote attackers to access unintended files, 
because a change to ".." handling was incompatible with the pathname validation 
used by unspecified community modules.

[source]
References

CVE Name	CVE-2017-14849
URL	http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101056

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