[USN-4123-1] npm/fstream vulnerability

Mike Salvatore mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Thu Sep 5 13:06:16 UTC 2019

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

npm/fstream vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


npm/fstream could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description:
- node-fstream: Advanced filesystem streaming tools for Node.js


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.


Package Information:

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