VDB-92519 · CVE-2016-7099 · BID 93191

Node.js up to 0.10.46/0.12.15/4.5.x/6.6.x X.509 Certificate tlscheckServerIdentity name data processing

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A vulnerability was found in Node.js up to 0.10.46/0.12.15/4.5.x/6.6.x (JavaScript Library). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects the function tlscheckServerIdentity of the component X.509 Certificate Handler. The manipulation of the argument name as part of a Wildcard leads to a unknown weakness. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-19. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity.

The weakness was shared 10/10/2016 by Alexander Minozhenko with Atlassian (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at lists.opensuse.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-7099 since 08/27/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 94002 (openSUSE Security Update : nodejs (openSUSE-2016-1172)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 169266 (OpenSuSE Security Update for nodejs (openSUSE-SU-2016:2496-1)).

Upgrading to version 0.10.47, 0.12.16, 4.6.0 or 6.7.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 1 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (94002). The entry 92518 is related to this item.




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Class: Unknown
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Nessus ID: 94002
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : nodejs (openSUSE-2016-1172)
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OpenVAS ID: 58638
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for nodejs FEDORA-2016-861b8c46b7
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Upgrade: Node.js 0.10.47/0.12.16/4.6.0/6.7.0
Patch: github.com


08/27/2016 🔍
09/28/2016 +32 days 🔍
10/10/2016 +12 days 🔍
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09/22/2022 +2171 days 🔍


Advisory: 743f0c916469f3129dfae406fa104dc46782e20b
Researcher: Alexander Minozhenko
Organization: Atlassian
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-7099 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93191 - Node.js CVE-2016-7099 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 10/11/2016 10:06 AM
Updated: 09/22/2022 06:09 PM
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