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CVE-2021-43787 Detail

Current Description

Nodebb is an open source Node.js based forum software. In affected versions a prototype pollution vulnerability in the uploader module allowed a malicious user to inject arbitrary data (i.e. javascript) into the DOM, theoretically allowing for an account takeover when used in conjunction with a path traversal vulnerability disclosed at the same time as this report. The vulnerability has been patched as of v1.18.5. Users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.1 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  9.0 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/commit/1783f918bc19568f421473824461ff2ed7755e4c Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/releases/tag/v1.18.5 Patch  Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/security/advisories/GHSA-wx69-rvg3-x7fc Patch  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-1321 Improperly Controlled Modification of Object Prototype Attributes ('Prototype Pollution') Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  
CWE-79 Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-43787
NVD Published Date:
11/29/2021
NVD Last Modified:
11/30/2021
Source:
GitHub, Inc.