CVE-2020-15134 Detail

Description

Faye before version 1.4.0, there is a lack of certification validation in TLS handshakes. Faye uses em-http-request and faye-websocket in the Ruby version of its client. Those libraries both use the `EM::Connection#start_tls` method in EventMachine to implement the TLS handshake whenever a `wss:` URL is used for the connection. This method does not implement certificate verification by default, meaning that it does not check that the server presents a valid and trusted TLS certificate for the expected hostname. That means that any `https:` or `wss:` connection made using these libraries is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, since it does not confirm the identity of the server it is connected to. The first request a Faye client makes is always sent via normal HTTP, but later messages may be sent via WebSocket. Therefore it is vulnerable to the same problem that these underlying libraries are, and we needed both libraries to support TLS verification before Faye could claim to do the same. Your client would still be insecure if its initial HTTPS request was verified, but later WebSocket connections were not. This is fixed in Faye v1.4.0, which enables verification by default. For further background information on this issue, please see the referenced GitHub Advisory.


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
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Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  8.0 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://blog.jcoglan.com/2020/07/31/missing-tls-verification-in-faye/
https://github.com/faye/faye/security/advisories/GHSA-3q49-h8f9-9fr9

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-295 Improper Certificate Validation Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-15134
NVD Published Date:
07/31/2020
NVD Last Modified:
07/31/2020
Source:
MITRE