Upstream information

CVE-2021-21373 at MITRE

Description

Nimble is a package manager for the Nim programming language. In Nim release versions before versions 1.2.10 and 1.4.4, "nimble refresh" fetches a list of Nimble packages over HTTPS by default. In case of error it falls back to a non-TLS URL http://irclogs.nim-lang.org/packages.json. An attacker able to perform MitM can deliver a modified package list containing malicious software packages. If the packages are installed and used the attack escalates to untrusted code execution.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1185084 [IN_PROGRESS]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub for SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2
  • nim >= 1.2.12-bp152.4.3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2021-628
openSUSE Leap 15.2
  • nim >= 1.2.12-lp152.2.3.1
  • nim-debuginfo >= 1.2.12-lp152.2.3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2021-618