hubl-server on Node.js Download cryptographic issues

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A vulnerability has been found in hubl-server on Node.js (JavaScript Library) (affected version unknown) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component Download. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak encryption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-310. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The hubl-server module is a wrapper for the HubL Development Server. During installation hubl-server downloads a set of dependencies from api.hubapi.com. It appears in the code that these files are downloaded over HTTPS however the api.hubapi.com endpoint redirects to a HTTP url. Because of this behavior an attacker with the ability to man-in-the-middle a developer or system performing a package installation could compromise the integrity of the installation.

The bug was discovered 06/05/2017. The weakness was released 06/04/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at nodesecurity.io. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-16035 since 10/29/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1600 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 364 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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Class: Weak encryption
CWE: CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1600

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06/05/2017 🔍
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06/04/2018 +217 days 🔍
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02/14/2020 +619 days 🔍

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Advisory: nodesecurity.io
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-16035 (🔍)

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Created: 06/05/2018 10:23 AM
Updated: 02/14/2020 05:45 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
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