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CVE-2016-10536 Detail

Current Description

engine.io-client is the client for engine.io, the implementation of a transport-based cross-browser/cross-device bi-directional communication layer for Socket.IO. The vulnerability is related to the way that node.js handles the `rejectUnauthorized` setting. If the value is something that evaluates to false, certificate verification will be disabled. This is problematic as engine.io-client 1.6.8 and earlier passes in an object for settings that includes the rejectUnauthorized property, whether it has been set or not. If the value has not been explicitly changed, it will be passed in as `null`, resulting in certificate verification being turned off.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/socketio/engine.io-client/commit/2c55b278a491bf45313ecc0825cf800e2f7ff5c1 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://nodesecurity.io/advisories/99 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.cigital.com/blog/node-js-socket-io/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-295 Improper Certificate Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-300 Channel Accessible by Non-Endpoint Reference acceptance level HackerOne  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-10536
NVD Published Date:
05/31/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019
Source:
HackerOne