Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2503-1 node-ini -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Dec 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-7788.
More information:

It was discovered that there was an issue in node-ini, a .ini format parser and serializer for Node.js, where an application could be exploited by a malicious input file.

  • CVE-2020-7788

    This affects the package ini before 1.3.6. If an attacker submits a malicious INI file to an application that parses it with ini.parse, they will pollute the prototype on the application. This can be exploited further depending on the context.

For Debian 9 Stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.0-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your node-ini packages.

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