Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') Affecting @azure/msal-node package, versions <2.9.2


Severity

Recommended
0.0
medium
0
10

CVSS assessment made by Snyk's Security Team

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS
    0.04% (10th percentile)

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JS-AZUREMSALNODE-7246761
  • published 12 Jun 2024
  • disclosed 11 Jun 2024
  • credit Eli Arbel, Vladimir Abramzon

How to fix?

Upgrade @azure/msal-node to version 2.9.2 or higher.

Overview

@azure/msal-node is a Microsoft Authentication Library for Node

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') in the authentication process. An attacker can elevate privileges by exploiting race conditions during the token validation steps. This is only exploitable if the application is configured to use multiple threads or processes for handling authentication requests.

Notes:

  1. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could elevate privileges and read any file on the file system with SYSTEM access permissions;

  2. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability can only obtain read access to the system files by exploiting this vulnerability. The attacker cannot perform write or delete operations on the files;

  3. The vulnerability exists in the following credential types: DefaultAzureCredential and ManagedIdentityCredential;

  4. The vulnerability exists in the following credential types:

ManagedIdentityApplication (.NET)

ManagedIdentityApplication (Java)

ManagedIdentityApplication (Node.js)

CVSS Scores

version 3.1
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Snyk

5.5 medium
  • Attack Vector (AV)
    Local
  • Attack Complexity (AC)
    Low
  • Privileges Required (PR)
    Low
  • User Interaction (UI)
    None
  • Scope (S)
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality (C)
    High
  • Integrity (I)
    None
  • Availability (A)
    None
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NVD

5.5 medium