FreeBSD : Node.js -- remote DOS security vulnerability (d7d1cc94-b971-11e7-af3a-f1035dd0da62)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104198


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Node.js reports :

Node.js was susceptible to a remote DoS attack due to a change that came in as part of zlib v1.2.9. In zlib v1.2.9 8 became an invalid value for the windowBits parameter and Node's zlib module will crash or throw an exception (depending on the version)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104198

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d7d1cc94b97111e7af3af1035dd0da62.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Published: 2017/10/27

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node4, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node6, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14919