Node.js Multiple Vulnerabilities (November 2018 Security Releases)

high Nessus Plugin ID 119938


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. It is, therefore, 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: High

ID: 119938

File Name: nodejs_2018_nov.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 12/28/2018

Updated: 9/11/2023

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12120


Risk Factor: High

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

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Node.js

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/27/2018

Reference Information

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

BID: 105750, 105758, 105897, 106040, 106043