CVE-2023-38552

NameCVE-2023-38552
DescriptionWhen the Node.js policy feature checks the integrity of a resource against a trusted manifest, the application can intercept the operation and return a forged checksum to the node's policy implementation, thus effectively disabling the integrity check. Impacts: This vulnerability affects all users using the experimental policy mechanism in all active release lines: 18.x and, 20.x. Please note that at the time this CVE was issued, the policy mechanism is an experimental feature of Node.js.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-5589-1
Debian Bugs1054892

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nodejs (PTS)buster10.24.0~dfsg-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)10.24.0~dfsg-1~deb10u3fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye12.22.12~dfsg-1~deb11u4fixed
bookworm18.13.0+dfsg1-1vulnerable
bookworm (security)18.19.0+dfsg-6~deb12u1fixed
trixie18.19.1+dfsg-3fixed
sid18.19.1+dfsg-3.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
nodejssourcebuster(not affected)
nodejssourcebullseye(not affected)
nodejssourcebookworm18.19.0+dfsg-6~deb12u1DSA-5589-1
nodejssource(unstable)18.13.0+dfsg1-1.11054892

Notes

[bullseye] - nodejs <not-affected> (Only affects 18.x and later)
[buster] - nodejs <not-affected> (Only affects 18.x and later)
https://nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerability/october-2023-security-releases#integrity-checks-according-to-policies-can-be-circumvented-medium---cve-2023-38552
https://github.com/nodejs/node/commit/1c538938ccadfd35fbc699d8e85102736cd5945c

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