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Vulnerability of Node Core: information disclosure via Buffer.alloc

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can read a memory fragment via Buffer.alloc() of Node Core, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Severity of this weakness: 1/4.
Creation date: 16/08/2018.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2018-7166, ibm10730325, VIGILANCE-VUL-27030.

Description of the vulnerability

A local attacker can read a memory fragment via Buffer.alloc() of Node Core, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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This computer weakness impacts software or systems such as IBM i, Nodejs Core.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this vulnerability note is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity threat.

Solutions for this threat

Node Core: version 10.9.0.
The version 10.9.0 is fixed:
  https://nodejs.org/en/download/

IBM i: patch for Node.js.
A patch is indicated in information sources.
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