FreeBSD : Node.js -- January 2021 Security Releases (08b553ed-537a-11eb-be6e-0022489ad614)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145024


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Node.js reports : use-after-free in TLSWrap (High) (CVE-2020-8265) Affected Node.js versions are vulnerable to a use-after-free bug in its TLS implementation. When writing to a TLS enabled socket, node::StreamBase::Write calls node::TLSWrap::DoWrite with a freshly allocated WriteWrap object as first argument. If the DoWrite method does not return an error, this object is passed back to the caller as part of a StreamWriteResult structure. This may be exploited to corrupt memory leading to a Denial of Service or potentially other exploits. HTTP Request Smuggling in nodejs (Low) (CVE-2020-8287) Affected versions of Node.js allow two copies of a header field in a http request. For example, two Transfer-Encoding header fields. In this case Node.js identifies the first header field and ignores the second. This can lead to HTTP Request Smuggling. OpenSSL - EDIPARTYNAME NULL pointer de-reference (CVE-2020-1971) iThis is a vulnerability in OpenSSL which may be exploited through Node.js. You can read more about it in


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145024

File Name: freebsd_pkg_08b553ed537a11ebbe6e0022489ad614.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 1/15/2021

Updated: 1/20/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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


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: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node10, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node12, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:node14, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/14/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2020-8265, CVE-2020-8287

IAVB: 2021-B-0004