Upstream information

CVE-2021-39134 at MITRE

Description

`@npmcli/arborist`, the library that calculates dependency trees and manages the `node_modules` folder hierarchy for the npm command line interface, aims to guarantee that package dependency contracts will be met, and the extraction of package contents will always be performed into the expected folder. This is, in part, accomplished by resolving dependency specifiers defined in `package.json` manifests for dependencies with a specific name, and nesting folders to resolve conflicting dependencies. When multiple dependencies differ only in the case of their name, Arborist's internal data structure saw them as separate items that could coexist within the same level in the `node_modules` hierarchy. However, on case-insensitive file systems (such as macOS and Windows), this is not the case. Combined with a symlink dependency such as `file:/some/path`, this allowed an attacker to create a situation in which arbitrary contents could be written to any location on the filesystem. For example, a package `pwn-a` could define a dependency in their `package.json` file such as `"foo": "file:/some/path"`. Another package, `pwn-b` could define a dependency such as `FOO: "file:foo.tgz"`. On case-insensitive file systems, if `pwn-a` was installed, and then `pwn-b` was installed afterwards, the contents of `foo.tgz` would be written to `/some/path`, and any existing contents of `/some/path` would be removed. Anyone using npm v7.20.6 or earlier on a case-insensitive filesystem is potentially affected. This is patched in @npmcli/arborist 2.8.2 which is included in npm v7.20.7 and above.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.4
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.8 8.1
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local Network
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction Required Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High None
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1190054 [NEW]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
Container bci/nodejs:12-10.1
  • nodejs12 >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • npm12 >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
Container bci/nodejs:14-13.3
  • nodejs14 >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • npm14 >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5
  • nodejs12 >= 12.22.9-1.38.1
  • nodejs12-devel >= 12.22.9-1.38.1
  • nodejs12-docs >= 12.22.9-1.38.1
  • nodejs14 >= 14.18.1-6.18.2
  • nodejs14-devel >= 14.18.1-6.18.2
  • nodejs14-docs >= 14.18.1-6.18.2
  • npm12 >= 12.22.9-1.38.1
  • npm14 >= 14.18.1-6.18.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-12-2021-3886
SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-12-2022-101
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Storage 7
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1
SUSE Manager Server 4.1
  • nodejs12 >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs12-devel >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs12-docs >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs14 >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • nodejs14-devel >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • nodejs14-docs >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • npm12 >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • npm14 >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-15-SP2-2021-3940
SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-15-SP2-2021-3964
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Storage 7.1
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2
SUSE Manager Server 4.2
  • nodejs12 >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs12-devel >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs12-docs >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs14 >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • nodejs14-devel >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • nodejs14-docs >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • npm12 >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • npm14 >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-15-SP3-2021-3940
SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-15-SP3-2021-3964
openSUSE Leap 15.2
  • nodejs12 >= 12.22.7-lp152.3.21.1
  • nodejs12-devel >= 12.22.7-lp152.3.21.1
  • nodejs12-docs >= 12.22.7-lp152.3.21.1
  • nodejs14 >= 14.18.1-lp152.17.1
  • nodejs14-devel >= 14.18.1-lp152.17.1
  • nodejs14-docs >= 14.18.1-lp152.17.1
  • npm12 >= 12.22.7-lp152.3.21.1
  • npm14 >= 14.18.1-lp152.17.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2021-1552
openSUSE-2021-1574
openSUSE Leap 15.3
  • nodejs12 >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs12-devel >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs12-docs >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • nodejs14 >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • nodejs14-devel >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • nodejs14-docs >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
  • npm12 >= 12.22.7-4.22.1
  • npm14 >= 14.18.1-15.21.2
Patchnames:
openSUSE-SLE-15.3-2021-3940
openSUSE-SLE-15.3-2021-3964


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 LTSS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 LTSS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1 ESPOS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1 ESPOS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1 LTSS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1 LTSS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 ESPOS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 ESPOS nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 ESPOS nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 ESPOS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 LTSS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 LTSS nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 LTSS nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 LTSS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 12 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 12 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 12 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 12 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 12 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 12 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 15 SP3 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 15 SP3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 15 SP3 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web and Scripting 15 SP4 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 ESPOS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 ESPOS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 LTSS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 LTSS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 LTSS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 LTSS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 LTSS nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 LTSS nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 LTSS nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 LTSS nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP1 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP1 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP2 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP2 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP2 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP2 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 nodejs4 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP4 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Storage 7.1 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Storage 7.1 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Storage 7.1 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 nodejs10 Unsupported
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 nodejs8 Unsupported
SUSE Manager Server 4.2 nodejs12 Released
SUSE Manager Server 4.2 nodejs14 Released
SUSE Manager Server 4.2 nodejs16 Already fixed
SUSE Manager Server 4.3 nodejs14 Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 nodejs6 Unsupported
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 nodejs6 Unsupported
bci/node:12 nodejs12Released
bci/node:14 nodejs14Released
bci/nodejs nodejs16Already fixed