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CVE-2022-21657 Detail

Current Description

Envoy is an open source edge and service proxy, designed for cloud-native applications. In affected versions Envoy does not restrict the set of certificates it accepts from the peer, either as a TLS client or a TLS server, to only those certificates that contain the necessary extendedKeyUsage (id-kp-serverAuth and id-kp-clientAuth, respectively). This means that a peer may present an e-mail certificate (e.g. id-kp-emailProtection), either as a leaf certificate or as a CA in the chain, and it will be accepted for TLS. This is particularly bad when combined with the issue described in pull request #630, in that it allows a Web PKI CA that is intended only for use with S/MIME, and thus exempted from audit or supervision, to issue TLS certificates that will be accepted by Envoy. As a result Envoy will trust upstream certificates that should not be trusted. There are no known workarounds to this issue. Users are advised to upgrade.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/envoyproxy/envoy/pull/630 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/envoyproxy/envoy/security/advisories/GHSA-837m-wjrv-vm5g Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

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

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-21657
NVD Published Date:
02/22/2022
NVD Last Modified:
03/07/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.