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1379921: CVE-2016-7099 nodejs: wildcard certificates not properly validated

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The tls.checkServerIdentity function in Node.js 0.10.x before 0.10.47, 0.12.x before 0.12.16, 4.x before 4.6.0, and 6.x before 6.7.0 does not properly handle wildcards in name fields of X.509 certificates, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers via a crafted certificate.

Find out more about CVE-2016-7099 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.4
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-nodejs4-nodejs) RHSA-2017:0002 2017-01-02
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-nodejs4-nodejs) RHSA-2017:0002 2017-01-02

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux nodejs010-nodejs Will not fix
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3 nodejs Not affected
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2 nodejs010-nodejs Will not fix
Red Hat Mobile Application Platform On-Premise 4 nodejs Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

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