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Published:

06 September 2019

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2019.3379
                   USN-4123-1: npm/fstream vulnerability
                             6 September 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           npm/fstream
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Overwrite Arbitrary Files -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-13173  

Reference:         ESB-2019.2944
                   ESB-2019.3007.3

Original Bulletin: 
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/4123-1/

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USN-4123-1: npm/fstream vulnerability
5 September 2019

npm/fstream vulnerability
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  o Ubuntu 19.04
  o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary

npm/fstream could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description

  o node-fstream - Advanced filesystem streaming tools for Node.js

Details

It was discovered that npm/fstream incorrectly handled certain crafted
tarballs. An attacker could use this vulnerability to write aritrary files to
the filesystem.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
    node-fstream - 1.0.10-1ubuntu0.19.04.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    node-fstream - 1.0.10-1ubuntu0.18.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades .

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

  o CVE-2019-13173

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