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Alpine Linux: CVE-2023-23918: Incorrect Authorization

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2023-23918: Incorrect Authorization

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
02/23/2023
Created
04/09/2024
Added
03/26/2024
Modified
04/09/2024

Description

A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Node.js <19.6.1, <18.14.1, <16.19.1 and <14.21.3 that made it possible to bypass the experimental Permissions (https://nodejs.org/api/permissions.html) feature in Node.js and access non authorized modules by using process.mainModule.require(). This only affects users who had enabled the experimental permissions option with --experimental-policy.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-nodejs

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