DescriptionctorName in index.js in kind-of v6.0.2 allows external user input to overwrite certain internal attributes via a conflicting name, as demonstrated by 'constructor': {'name':'Symbol'}. Hence, a crafted payload can overwrite this builtin attribute to manipulate the type detection result.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs948095

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
node-kind-of (PTS)stretch3.0.4+dfsg-1vulnerable
bullseye, buster6.0.2+dfsg-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - node-kind-of <no-dsa> (Minor issue; can be fixed via point release)
[stretch] - node-kind-of <no-dsa> (Minor issue; can be fixed via point release)

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