[USN-4595-1] Grunt vulnerability

Emilia Torino emilia.torino at canonical.com
Tue Oct 20 22:00:36 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4595-1
October 20, 2020

grunt vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Grunt could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- grunt: JavaScript task runner/build system/maintainer tool


It was discovered that Grunt did not properly load yaml files. An
attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-7729)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  grunt                           1.0.1-8ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

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