CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Aug 1, 2023
Updated: Aug 4, 2023
CWE ID 284


CVE-2023-37478 is a vulnerability in the package manager pnpm. It allows for the construction of a tarball that appears safe when installed via npm or parsed by the registry, but becomes malicious when installed via pnpm due to how it parses tar archives. This means that a package that seems secure on the npm registry or when installed via npm could be replaced with a compromised or malicious version when installed via pnpm. The issue has been patched in versions 7.33.4 and 8.6.8 of pnpm. The vulnerability has a high severity rating and can potentially have a significant impact on the integrity and confidentiality of an organization's systems, making it important to update to the patched versions to mitigate the risk.


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