Vulnerability CVE-2015-9235


Published: 2018-05-29   Modified: 2018-05-30

Description:
In jsonwebtoken node module before 4.2.2 it is possible for an attacker to bypass verification when a token digitally signed with an asymmetric key (RS/ES family) of algorithms but instead the attacker send a token digitally signed with a symmetric algorithm (HS* family).

Type:

CWE-327

(Use of a Broken or Risky Cryptographic Algorithm)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.5/10
6.4/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Auth0 -> Jsonwebtoken 

 References:
https://auth0.com/blog/2015/03/31/critical-vulnerabilities-in-json-web-token-libraries/
https://github.com/auth0/node-jsonwebtoken/commit/1bb584bc382295eeb7ee8c4452a673a77a68b687
https://nodesecurity.io/advisories/17
https://www.timmclean.net/2015/02/25/jwt-alg-none.html

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