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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 Severity Score

7.4

Score breakdown

Status

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

focal Needs triage

hirsute Ignored
(end of life)
impish Ignored
(end of life)
jammy Needs triage

kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
lunar Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
mantic Needs triage

noble Needs triage

trusty Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

xenial Needs triage

Patches:
upstream: https://github.com/nodejs/node/commit/e0fe6a635e5929a364986a6c39dc3585b9ddcd85
upstream: https://github.com/nodejs/node/commit/a5c7843cab6fdb9c845edadc2a7b9b30e02c8bf2

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 7.4
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity High
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact None
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N