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CVE-2021-44531

Published: 24 February 2022

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.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.4

Status

Package Release Status
nodejs
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

focal Needs triage

hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish Needs triage

jammy Needs triage

trusty Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

xenial Ignored
(out of standard support)