SUSE SLES15 Security Update : nodejs8 (SUSE-SU-2018:1918-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 120038
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for nodejs8 to version 8.11.3 fixes the following issues:
These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2018-7167: Calling Buffer.fill() or Buffer.alloc() with some parameters could have lead to a hang which could have resulted in a DoS (bsc#1097375).

- CVE-2018-7161: By interacting with the http2 server in a manner that triggered a cleanup bug where objects are used in native code after they are no longer available an attacker could have caused a denial of service (DoS) by causing a node server providing an http2 server to crash (bsc#1097404).

- CVE-2018-1000168: Fixed a denial of service vulnerability by unbundling nghttp2 (bsc#1097401)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-15-2018-1291=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120038

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1918-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/2/2019

Updated: 3/20/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nodejs8, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nodejs8-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nodejs8-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nodejs8-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:npm8, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000168, CVE-2018-7161, CVE-2018-7167