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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4123-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4123-1
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4123-1 - It was discovered that npm/fstream incorrectly handled certain crafted tarballs. An attacker could use this vulnerability to write arbitrary files to the filesystem.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-13173
MD5 | f681fea4e44d930624c9defd48f4798e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4123-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4123-1
September 05, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

npm/fstream could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description:
- 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

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4123-1
CVE-2019-13173

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/node-fstream/1.0.10-1ubuntu0.19.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/node-fstream/1.0.10-1ubuntu0.18.04.1

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