CVE-2021-44531

high

Description

Accepting arbitrary Subject Alternative Name (SAN) types, unless a PKI is specifically defined to use a particular SAN type, can result in bypassing name-constrained intermediates. Node.js < 12.22.9, < 14.18.3, < 16.13.2, and < 17.3.1 was accepting URI SAN types, which PKIs are often not defined to use. Additionally, when a protocol allows URI SANs, Node.js did not match the URI correctly.Versions of Node.js with the fix for this disable the URI SAN type when checking a certificate against a hostname. This behavior can be reverted through the --security-revert command-line option.

References

https://hackerone.com/reports/1429694

https://nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerability/jan-2022-security-releases/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20220325-0007/

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuapr2022.html

https://www.debian.org/security/2022/dsa-5170

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpujul2022.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2022-02-24

Updated: 2022-07-25

Type: CWE-295

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5.8

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

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.4

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

Impact Score: 5.2

Exploitability Score: 2.2

Severity: HIGH