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USN-4595-1: Grunt vulnerability

20 October 2020

Grunt could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted input.



  • grunt - JavaScript task runner/build system/maintainer tool


It was discovered that Grunt did not properly load yaml files. An attacker
could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-7729)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.