resolve-path up to 1.3.x on Node.js Special Char path traversal

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A vulnerability was found in resolve-path up to 1.3.x on Node.js (JavaScript Library). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown part. The manipulation as part of a Special Char leads to a path traversal vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-22. The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the software does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

resolve-path node module before 1.4.0 suffers from a Path Traversal vulnerability due to lack of validation of paths with certain special characters, which allows a malicious user to read content of any file with known path.

The bug was discovered 03/08/2018. The weakness was presented 06/07/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2018-3732 since 12/28/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1006 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 90 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 1.4.0 eliminates this vulnerability.





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CPE 2.3info

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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: resolve-path 1.4.0


12/28/2017 🔍
03/08/2018 +70 days 🔍
06/06/2018 +89 days 🔍
06/07/2018 +1 days 🔍
06/07/2018 +0 days 🔍
03/22/2023 +1749 days 🔍


Advisory: fe5b8052cafd35fcdafe9210e100e9050b37d2a0
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2018-3732 (🔍)


Created: 06/07/2018 10:49 AM
Updated: 03/22/2023 06:42 AM
Changes: 06/07/2018 10:49 AM (59), 02/17/2020 07:37 AM (1), 03/22/2023 06:42 AM (5)
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