CVE-2019-16775 log

Severity Medium
Remote Yes
Type Arbitrary file overwrite
Versions of the npm CLI prior to 6.13.3 are vulnerable to an Arbitrary File Write. It is possible for packages to create symlinks to files outside of the node_modules folder through the bin field upon installation. A properly constructed entry in the package.json bin field would allow a package publisher to create a symlink pointing to arbitrary files on a users system when the package is installed. This behavior is still possible through install scripts. This vulnerability bypasses a user using the --ignore-scripts install option.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-1082 npm 6.12.1-1 6.13.4-1 Medium Fixed