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CVE-2022-24999 Detail

Description

qs before 6.10.3, as used in Express before 4.17.3 and other products, allows attackers to cause a Node process hang for an Express application because an __ proto__ key can be used. In many typical Express use cases, an unauthenticated remote attacker can place the attack payload in the query string of the URL that is used to visit the application, such as a[__proto__]=b&a[__proto__]&a[length]=100000000. The fix was backported to qs 6.9.7, 6.8.3, 6.7.3, 6.6.1, 6.5.3, 6.4.1, 6.3.3, and 6.2.4 (and therefore Express 4.17.3, which has "deps: qs@6.9.7" in its release description, is not vulnerable).


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/expressjs/express/releases/tag/4.17.3 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/ljharb/qs/pull/428 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/n8tz/CVE-2022-24999 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2023/01/msg00039.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-1321 Improperly Controlled Modification of Object Prototype Attributes ('Prototype Pollution') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-24999
NVD Published Date:
11/26/2022
NVD Last Modified:
01/30/2023
Source:
MITRE