CVE-2018-7408

2018-02-22T18:29:00
ID CVE-2018-7408
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2019-10-03T00:03:00

Description

An issue was discovered in an npm 5.7.0 2018-02-21 pre-release (marked as "next: 5.7.0" and therefore automatically installed by an "npm upgrade -g npm" command, and also announced in the vendor's blog without mention of pre-release status). It might allow local users to bypass intended filesystem access restrictions because ownerships of /etc and /usr directories are being changed unexpectedly, related to a "correctMkdir" issue.