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A grunt security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 10 LTS to address a potential local privilege escalation.

DLA 3383-1: grunt security update

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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-3383-1 Chris Lamb
April 05, 2023
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Package : grunt
Version : 1.0.1-8+deb10u2
CVE ID : CVE-2022-1537

It was discovered that there was a potential local privilege
escalation in GruntJS, a multipurpose task runner and build system

file.copy operations in GruntJS were vulnerable to a TOCTOU
("time-of-check vs. time-of-use") race condition that could have led
to arbitrary file writes in GitHub repositories. This could have then
led to local privilege escalation if a lower-privileged user had
write access to both source and destination directories, as the
lower-privileged user could have created a symlink to the GruntJS
user's ~/.bashrc configuration file (etc).

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your grunt packages.

For the detailed security status of grunt please refer to
its security tracker page at:

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