CVSS 3.1 Score 7.4 of 10 (high)


Published Mar 21, 2024


CVE-2024-29180 is a vulnerability that affects developers using webpack-dev-server or webpack-dev-middleware versions prior to 7.1.0, 6.1.2, and 5.3.4. This vulnerability allows an attacker to access any file on the developer's machine by exploiting a path traversal attack. The issue arises from the lack of sufficient URL address validation in the webpack-dev-middleware development middleware for devpack. If the writeToDisk configuration option is set to true, the physical filesystem is used, making it possible for an attacker to read arbitrary files. Remediation involves updating to the latest versions of webpack-dev-server or webpack-dev-middleware where this vulnerability has been patched. This vulnerability poses a high risk to organizations as it allows unauthorized access to sensitive files and data on developers' machines, potentially leading to further attacks or data breaches.

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