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Ubuntu 4595-1: Grunt vulnerability

Date 20 Oct 2020
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Grunt could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted input.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4595-1
October 20, 2020

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

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

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

Details:

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.

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4595-1
  CVE-2020-7729

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grunt/1.0.1-8ubuntu0.1

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