Node.js multiple vulnerabilities (November 2018 Security Releases).

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119938

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VPR Score: 5.9


Node.js - JavaScript run-time environment is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Node.js installed on the remote host is 6.x prior to 6.15.0, 8.x prior to 8.14.0 or 10.x prior to 10.14.0 or 11.x prior to 11.3.0.
Therefore, it is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

- OpenSSL Timing vulnerability in DSA signature generation (CVE-2018-0734).

- OpenSSL Timing vulnerability in ECDSA signature generation (CVE-2018-0735).

- OpenSSL Microarchitecture timing vulnerability in ECC scalar multiplication (CVE-2018-5407).

- Debugger port 5858 listens on any interface by default CVE-2018-12120).

- Denial of Service with large HTTP headers (CVE-2018-12121).

- Slowloris HTTP Denial of Service (CVE-2018-12122).

- Hostname spoofing in URL parser for javascript protocol (CVE-2018-12123).

- HTTP request splitting (CVE-2018-12116).

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade Node.js to 6.15 / 8.14.0 / 10.14.0 / 11.3.0 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119938

File Name: nodejs_2018_nov.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/12/28

Updated: 2019/11/01

Dependencies: 11936, 110839

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12120

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nodejs:node.js

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0734, CVE-2018-0735, CVE-2018-5407, CVE-2018-12116, CVE-2018-12120, CVE-2018-12121, CVE-2018-12122, CVE-2018-12123

BID: 105750, 105758, 105897, 106040, 106043