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CVE-2022-37616 Detail


A prototype pollution vulnerability exists in the function copy in dom.js in the xmldom (published as @xmldom/xmldom) package before 0.8.3 for Node.js via the p variable. NOTE: the vendor states "we are in the process of marking this report as invalid"; however, some third parties takes the position that "A prototype injection/Prototype pollution is not just when global objects are polluted with recursive merge or deep cloning but also when a target object is polluted."


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~mmannan/publications/JS-vulnerability-aisaccs2022.pdf Technical Description  Third Party Advisory 
https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3488932.3497769 Technical Description  Third Party Advisory 
https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3488932.3497769 Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/xmldom/xmldom/blob/bc36efddf9948aba15618f85dc1addfc2ac9d7b2/lib/dom.js#L1 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/xmldom/xmldom/blob/bc36efddf9948aba15618f85dc1addfc2ac9d7b2/lib/dom.js#L3 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/xmldom/xmldom/issues/436 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/xmldom/xmldom/issues/436#issuecomment-1319412826 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/xmldom/xmldom/issues/436#issuecomment-1327776560 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/xmldom/xmldom/security/advisories/GHSA-9pgh-qqpf-7wqj Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2022/10/msg00023.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 

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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