CentOS 8 : nodejs:16 (CESA-2021:5171)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 156125


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


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2021:5171 advisory.

- nodejs-glob-parent: Regular expression denial of service (CVE-2020-28469)

- nodejs-ini: Prototype pollution via malicious INI file (CVE-2020-7788)

- llhttp: HTTP Request Smuggling due to spaces in headers (CVE-2021-22959)

- llhttp: HTTP Request Smuggling when parsing the body of chunked requests (CVE-2021-22960)

- normalize-url: ReDoS for data URLs (CVE-2021-33502)

- nodejs-ansi-regex: Regular expression denial of service (ReDoS) matching ANSI escape codes (CVE-2021-3807)

- nodejs-json-schema: Prototype pollution vulnerability (CVE-2021-3918)

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


Update the affected nodejs-packaging package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 156125

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-5171.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/16/2021

Updated: 12/16/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3918


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nodejs-packaging

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/16/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/11/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-7788, CVE-2020-28469, CVE-2021-3807, CVE-2021-3918, CVE-2021-22959, CVE-2021-22960, CVE-2021-33502

RHSA: 2021:5171

IAVB: 2021-B-0059