cookie-signature@1.0.3 vulnerabilities

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Known vulnerabilities in the cookie-signature package. This does not include vulnerabilities belonging to this package’s dependencies.

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Non-Constant Time String Comparison

'cookie-signature' is a library for signing cookies.

Versions before 1.0.4 of the library use the built-in string comparison mechanism, ===, and not a time constant string comparison. As a result, the comparison will fail faster when the first characters in the token are incorrect. An attacker can use this difference to perform a timing attack, essentially allowing them to guess the secret one character at a time.

You can read more about timing attacks in Node.js on the Snyk blog: https://snyk.io/blog/node-js-timing-attack-ccc-ctf/

How to fix Non-Constant Time String Comparison?

Upgrade to 1.0.4 or greater.

<1.0.4