Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2368-1 grunt -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Sep 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-7729.
More information:

It was discovered that there was an arbitrary code execution vulnerability in Grunt, a Javascript task runner. This was possible due to the unsafe loading of YAML documents.

  • CVE-2020-7729

    The package grunt before 1.3.0 are vulnerable to Arbitrary Code Execution due to the default usage of the function load() instead of its secure replacement safeLoad() of the package js-yaml inside grunt.file.readYAML.

For Debian 9 Stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.1-5+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your grunt packages.

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