Mozilla convict up to 6.2.2 startsWith denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in Mozilla convict up to 6.2.2 (Web Browser) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function startsWith. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

This affects the package convict before 6.2.3. This is a bypass of [CVE-2022-22143](https://security.snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-CONVICT-2340604). The [fix](https://github.com/mozilla/node-convict/commit/3b86be087d8f14681a9c889d45da7fe3ad9cd880) introduced, relies on the startsWith method and does not prevent the vulnerability: before splitting the path, it checks if it starts with __proto__ or this.constructor.prototype. To bypass this check it's possible to prepend the dangerous paths with any string value followed by a dot, like for example foo.__proto__ or foo.this.constructor.prototype.

The weakness was presented 05/14/2022 as 3b86be087d8f14681a9c889d45da7fe3ad9cd880. It is possible to read the advisory at snyk.io. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-21190 since 02/24/2022. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/18/2022). The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1499 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 6.2.3 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch 1ea0ab19c5208f66509e1c43b0d0f21c1fd29b75 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at github.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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VulDB Reliability: 🔍

CNA Base Score: 7.5
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: convict 6.2.3
Patch: 1ea0ab19c5208f66509e1c43b0d0f21c1fd29b75

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02/24/2022 CVE reserved
05/14/2022 +78 days Advisory disclosed
05/14/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
05/18/2022 +4 days VulDB last update

Sourcesinfoedit

Vendor: mozilla.org

Advisory: 3b86be087d8f14681a9c889d45da7fe3ad9cd880
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-21190 (🔒)

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Created: 05/14/2022 07:21 AM
Updated: 05/18/2022 07:36 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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