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Vulnerability of Node.js web3: privilege escalation via Insecure Credential Storage

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Insecure Credential Storage of Node.js web3, in order to escalate his privileges.
Impacted products: Nodejs Modules ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 15/05/2019.
Références of this threat: NPM-877, VIGILANCE-VUL-29313.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Insecure Credential Storage of Node.js web3, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This threat note impacts software or systems such as Nodejs Modules ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity note is medium.

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

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability note.

Solutions for this threat 

Node.js web3: workaround for Insecure Credential Storage.
A workaround is to disable Node.js web3.
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