Configuration Hijacking Affecting node package, versions [18.0.0, 18.5.0)



    Attack Complexity High

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.06% (24th percentile)
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5.3 medium
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Red Hat
5.3 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-UPSTREAM-NODE-2946717
  • published 10 Jul 2022
  • disclosed 8 Jul 2022
  • credit Michael Scovetta

How to fix?

Upgrade node to version 18.5.0 or higher.


node is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Configuration Hijacking when, on linux based systems, it looks for the file openssl.cnf under /home/iojs/build/ws/out/Release/ which ordinarily doesn't exist. Attackers could place a malicious file at that location to supplant configuration options.