#VU12576 Improper input validation in Node.js

Published: 2018-05-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU12576

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-7160


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor: Node.js Foundation

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to improper validation of the Host header, leaving the inspector vulnerable to a DNS rebind attack and bypass same-origin policy. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted website and execute arbitrary code.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

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Vulnerable software versions

Node.js: 6.13.0 - 6.13.1, 8.10.0, 9.9.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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