engine.io-client is the client for engine.io, the implementation of a transport-based cross-browser/cross-device bi-directional communication layer for Socket.IO. The vulnerability is related to the way that node.js handles the `rejectUnauthorized` setting. If the value is something that evaluates to false, certificate verification will be disabled. This is problematic as engine.io-client 1.6.8 and earlier passes in an object for settings that includes the rejectUnauthorized property, whether it has been set or not. If the value has not been explicitly changed, it will be passed in as `null`, resulting in certificate verification being turned off.
Published 2018-05-31 20:29:01
Updated 2019-10-09 23:16:44
Source HackerOne
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-10536

0.13%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 48 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-10536

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
8.6
2.9
NIST
5.9
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
2.2
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-10536

  • The product does not validate, or incorrectly validates, a certificate.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
  • The product does not adequately verify the identity of actors at both ends of a communication channel, or does not adequately ensure the integrity of the channel, in a way that allows the channel to be accessed or influenced by an actor that is not an endpoint.
    Assigned by: support@hackerone.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2016-10536

Products affected by CVE-2016-10536

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