openSUSE Security Update : nodejs4 / nodejs6 (openSUSE-2017-948)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102564


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for nodejs4 and nodejs6 fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-1000381: The c-ares function ares_parse_naptr_reply() could be triggered to read memory outside of the given input buffer if the passed in DNS response packet was crafted in a particular way.

- CVE-2017-11499: Disable V8 snapshots. The hashseed embedded in the snapshot is currently the same for all runs of the binary. This opens node up to collision attacks which could result in a Denial of Service. We have temporarily disabled snapshots until a more robust solution is found. (bsc#1048299)

Non-security fixes :

- GCC 7 compilation fixes for v8 backported and add missing ICU59 headers (bsc#1041282)

- New upstream LTS release 6.11.1


- New upstream LTS release 6.11.0


- New upstream LTS release 6.10.3


- New upstream LTS release 6.10.2


- New upstream LTS release 6.10.1


- New upstream LTS release 6.10.0


- New upstream LTS release 4.8.4


- New upstream LTS release 4.8.3


- New upstream LTS release 4.8.2


- New upstream LTS release 4.8.1


- New upstream LTS release 4.8.0


This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected nodejs4 / nodejs6 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102564

File Name: openSUSE-2017-948.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/18

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs4, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs4-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs4-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs4-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs6, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs6-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs6-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs6-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:npm4, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:npm6, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000381, CVE-2017-11499