Information disclosure in SSB-DB and SSB-Server packages for npm

Published: 2020-06-18
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-4045
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Database software

Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Secure Scuttlebutt Consortium

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU29123

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-4045

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information exposure

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to excessive data output by the application in the "get()" method. A remote attacker can gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

Note: This only affects peers who also have private messages, and is only known to be exploitable if you're also running in SSB-Server.


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Vulnerable software versions

ssb-server: 16.0.0

ssb-db: 20.0.0

CPE2.3 External links

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