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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in npm affects IBM VM Recovery Manager HA

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is vulnerability in npm which affects IBM VM Recovery Manager HA

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-16775
DESCRIPTION:   npm CLI could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an arbitrary file overwrite vulnerability. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass filesystem access restrictions to create symlinks to files outside of the node_modules folder through the bin field upon installation.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/173163 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-16776
DESCRIPTION:   npm CLI could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the failure to prevent access to folders outside of the intended node_modules folder through the bin field. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to folders outside of the intended node_modules folder through the bin field.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/173161 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2019-16777
DESCRIPTION:   npm CLI could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the failure to prevent existing globally-installed binaries to be overwritten by other package installations. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass filesystem access restrictions to overwrite an existing binary with a globally-installed package.
CVSS Base score: 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/173159 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Third Party Entry:   173111
DESCRIPTION:   Nodejs npm package could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the failure to restrict globally-installed binaries to be overwritten by other package installations. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite globally-installed binaries.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/173111 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Third Party Entry:   173110
DESCRIPTION:   Nodejs npm package could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to restrict symlinks created to files outside of the node_modules folder through the bin field. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to unauthorized files, and use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/173110 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
VMRM HAV1.5 and below

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Acknowledgement

Change History

27 Jul 2021: Initial Publication

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 July 2021

UID

ibm16475691