Fedora 25 : 1:nodejs (2017-c582c1e728)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104450

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

# 2017-10-24, Version 6.11.5 'Boron' (LTS), @MylesBorins

This is a security release. All Node.js users should consult the security release summary at https://nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerability/oct-2017-dos/ for details on patched vulnerabilities.

## Notable Changes

- zlib :

- CVE-2017-14919 - In zlib v1.2.9, a change was made that causes an error to be raised when a raw deflate stream is initialized with windowBits set to 8. On some versions this crashes Node and you cannot recover from it, while on some versions it throws an exception.
Node.js will now gracefully set windowBits to 9 replicating the legacy behavior to avoid a DOS vector.
nodejs-private/node-private#95

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected 1:nodejs package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-c582c1e728

https://nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerability/oct-2017-dos/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104450

File Name: fedora_2017-c582c1e728.nasl

Version: Revision: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/08

Updated: 2018/02/02

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:fedoraproject:fedora:1:nodejs, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:25

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14919