RHEL 7 : nodejs and nodejs-tough-cookie (RHSA-2016:2101)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119383


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for nodejs-tough-cookie and nodejs is now available for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is the company's cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution designed for on-premise or private cloud deployments.

Security Fix(es) :

* A regular expression denial of service flaw was found in Tough-Cookie. An attacker able to make an application using Touch-Cookie to parse a sufficiently large HTTP request Cookie header could cause the application to consume an excessive amount of CPU.

* It was found that the reason argument in ServerResponse#writeHead() was not properly validated. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct an HTTP response splitting attack via a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2016-5325)

This advisory contains the RPM packages for this release. See the following advisory for the container images fixes for this release :



Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119383

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2101.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/04

Updated: 2018/12/04

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: 6.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nodejs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nodejs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nodejs-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nodejs-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nodejs-tough-cookie, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1000232, CVE-2016-5325

RHSA: 2016:2101