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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 08:26:29 -0800
From: Reed Loden <>
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Subject: CVE request: handlebars node.js module <4.0.0 - "Quoteless attributes
 in templates can lead to XSS"

As seen on SRC:CLR --

Blog post has all the details, but basically the handlebars node module is
missing some characters in its escaping mechanisms, allowing for possible

Handlebars "provides the power necessary to let you build semantic
templates effectively with no frustration".

Node.js module: handlebars (
Affects: 3.0.3 and earlier
Fixed in: 4.0.0
Reported via
Fixed by
(note that the SRC:CLR blog post mentions an incorrect commit id for the
actual fix)

Can a CVE be assigned?

Note that this also affects many other Node.js and rubygems as well, as the
code was copy/pasted a lot. See also


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