Versions of the npm CLI prior to 6.13.4 are vulnerable to an Arbitrary File Overwrite. It fails to prevent existing globally-installed binaries to be overwritten by other package installations. For example, if a package was installed globally and created a serve binary, any subsequent installs of packages that also create a serve binary would overwrite the previous serve binary. This behavior is still allowed in local installations and also through install scripts. This vulnerability bypasses a user using the --ignore-scripts install option.
NOTE: The following CVSS v3.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.
|Base Score:||6.5||Base Metrics:||AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N|
|Access Vector:||Network||Attack Complexity:||Low|
|Privileges Required:||Low||User Interaction:||None|
|Integrity Impact:||High||Availability Impact:||None|
|Oracle Linux version 8 (nodejs)||ELSA-2020-0579||2020-02-26|
|Oracle Linux version 8 (nodejs-nodemon)||ELSA-2020-0579||2020-02-26|
|Oracle Linux version 8 (nodejs-packaging)||ELSA-2020-0579||2020-02-26|
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