F5 Networks BIG-IP : NodeJS vulnerability (K37111863)

high Nessus Plugin ID 124464

Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

Node.js: All versions prior to Node.js 6.15.0: Debugger port 5858 listens on any interface by default: When the debugger is enabled with `node --debug` or `node debug`, it listens to port 5858 on all interfaces by default. This may allow remote computers to attach to the debug port and evaluate arbitrary JavaScript. The default interface is now localhost. It has always been possible to start the debugger on a specific interface, such as `node --debug=localhost`.
The debugger was removed in Node.js 8 and replaced with the inspector, so no versions from 8 and later are vulnerable. (CVE-2018-12120)

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to attach a remote computer to the debug port and evaluate arbitrary JavaScript.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K37111863.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K37111863

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 124464

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL37111863.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 5/2/2019

Updated: 1/21/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/28/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12120