This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly control consumption of internal resources when processing overly long input strings beginning with
@ characters. A remote attacker can trigger resource exhaustion and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack (aka REDos vulnerability).
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
npm-user-validate: 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.3, 0.0.4, 0.1.0, 0.1.1, 0.1.2, 0.1.3, 0.1.4, 0.1.5, 1.0.0CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.