openSUSE Security Update : nodejs12 (openSUSE-2021-64)

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This update for nodejs12 fixes the following issues :

- New upstream LTS version 12.20.1 :

- CVE-2020-8265: use-after-free in TLSWrap (High) bug in 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 (bsc#1180553)

- CVE-2020-8287: HTTP Request Smuggling 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 (

- CVE-2020-1971: OpenSSL - EDIPARTYNAME NULL pointer de-reference (High) This is a vulnerability in OpenSSL which may be exploited through Node.js. (bsc#1179491)

- New upstream LTS version 12.20.0 :

- deps :

+ update llhttp '2.1.2' -> '2.1.3'

+ update uv '1.39.0' -> '1.40.0'

+ update uvwasi '0.0.10' -> '0.0.11'

- fs: add .ref() and .unref() methods to watcher classes

- http: added scheduling option to http agent

- module :

+ exports pattern support

+ named exports for CJS via static analysis

- n-api: add more property defaults (gh#35214)

- New upstream LTS version 12.19.1 :

- deps: Denial of Service through DNS request (High). A Node.js application that allows an attacker to trigger a DNS request for a host of their choice could trigger a Denial of Service by getting the application to resolve a DNS record with a larger number of responses (bsc#1178882, CVE-2020-8277)

- New upstream LTS version 12.19.0 :

- crypto: add randomInt function

- deps :

+ upgrade to libuv 1.39.0

+ deps: upgrade npm to 6.14.7

+ deps: upgrade to libuv 1.38.1

- doc: deprecate process.umask() with no arguments

- module :

+ package 'imports' field

+ module: deprecate module.parent

- n-api: create N-API version 7

- zlib: switch to lazy init for zlib streams

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15-SP2:Update update project.


Update the affected nodejs12 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145371

File Name: openSUSE-2021-64.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2021

Updated: 1/27/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

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:novell:opensuse:nodejs12, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs12-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs12-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs12-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:npm12, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/15/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/19/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2020-8265, CVE-2020-8277, CVE-2020-8287