CVE-2021-22921

high

Description

Node.js before 16.4.1, 14.17.2, and 12.22.2 is vulnerable to local privilege escalation attacks under certain conditions on Windows platforms. More specifically, improper configuration of permissions in the installation directory allows an attacker to perform two different escalation attacks: PATH and DLL hijacking.

References

https://hackerone.com/reports/1211160

https://nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerability/july-2021-security-releases/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210805-0003/

https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-389290.pdf

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-07-12

Updated: 2022-04-06

Type: CWE-732

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.4

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH