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Security Bulletin: Current Releases of IBM® SDK for Node.js™ are affected by CVE-2016-3956

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Summary

HTTP bearer token leak in the npm package management tool

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3956
Description: npm could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the unintentional leakage of bearer tokens from the command-line interface. By setting up an HTTP server and collecting token information, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to impersonate the user and do anything the owner of the information could, including
publishing new versions of packages.
CVSS Base Score: 9.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112153 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.0.20 and previous releases.
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK for Node.js v1.2.0.10 and previous releases.
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK for Node.js v4.4.1.0 and previous releases.

Remediation/Fixes

The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.1.0 and subsequent releases.
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK for Node.js v1.2.0.11 and subsequent releases.
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK for Node.js v4.4.2.0 and subsequent releases.

IBM SDK for Node.js can be downloaded, subject to the terms of the developerWorks license, from here.

IBM customers requiring an update for an SDK shipped with an IBM product should contact IBM support, and/or refer to the appropriate product security bulletin.

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References

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

April 14 2016: Original version published
May 18 2016: Fixed typo in CVSS vector

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document information

More support for: IBM SDK for Node.js
npm

Software version: 1.1, 1.2, 4.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1980827

Modified date: 18 May 2016