disallow use of the Buffer() constructor (no-buffer-constructor)

In Node.js, the behavior of the Buffer constructor is different depending on the type of its argument. Passing an argument from user input to Buffer() without validating its type can lead to security vulnerabilities such as remote memory disclosure and denial of service. As a result, the Buffer constructor has been deprecated and should not be used. Use the producer methods Buffer.from, Buffer.alloc, and Buffer.allocUnsafe instead.

Rule Details

This rule disallows calling and constructing the Buffer() constructor.

Examples of incorrect code for this rule:

new Buffer(5);
new Buffer([1, 2, 3]);

Buffer(5);
Buffer([1, 2, 3]);

new Buffer(res.body.amount);
new Buffer(res.body.values);

Examples of correct code for this rule:

Buffer.alloc(5);
Buffer.allocUnsafe(5);
Buffer.from([1, 2, 3]);

Buffer.alloc(res.body.amount);
Buffer.from(res.body.values);

When Not To Use It

If you don’t use Node.js, or you still need to support versions of Node.js that lack methods like Buffer.from, then you should not enable this rule.

Further Reading

Version

This rule was introduced in ESLint 4.0.0-alpha.0.

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