Critical netmask networking bug impacts thousands of applications

Popular npm library netmask has a critical networking vulnerability.

Netmask is frequently used by hundreds of thousands of applications to parse IPv4 addresses and CIDR blocks or compare them.

The component gets over 3 million weekly downloads, and as of today, has scored over 238 million total downloads over its lifetime. Further, about 278,000 GitHub repositories depend on netmask.

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Source: Bleeping Computer