Oracle Linux 8 : nodejs:12 (ELSA-2021-3073)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 152498
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-3073 advisory.

- Node.js before 16.4.1, 14.17.2, 12.22.2 is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds read when uv__idna_toascii() is used to convert strings to ASCII. The pointer p is read and increased without checking whether it is beyond pe, with the latter holding a pointer to the end of the buffer. This can lead to information disclosures or crashes. This function can be triggered via uv_getaddrinfo(). (CVE-2021-22918)

- ssri 5.2.2-8.0.0, fixed in 8.0.1, processes SRIs using a regular expression which is vulnerable to a denial of service. Malicious SRIs could take an extremely long time to process, leading to denial of service. This issue only affects consumers using the strict option. (CVE-2021-27290)

- The package hosted-git-info before 3.0.8 are vulnerable to Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) via regular expression shortcutMatch in the fromUrl function in index.js. The affected regular expression exhibits polynomial worst-case time complexity. (CVE-2021-23362)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2021-3073.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 152498

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-3073.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/11/2021

Updated: 9/3/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-22918

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-full-i18n, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-nodemon, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-packaging, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:npm

Required KB Items: Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/12/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-22918, CVE-2021-23362, CVE-2021-27290

IAVB: 2021-B-0041-S