Rocky Linux 9 : nodejs (RLSA-2022:6963)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 171018


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


The remote Rocky Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RLSA-2022:6963 advisory.

- A weak randomness in WebCrypto keygen vulnerability exists in Node.js 18 due to a change with EntropySource() in SecretKeyGenTraits::DoKeyGen() in src/crypto/ There are two problems with this: 1) It does not check the return value, it assumes EntropySource() always succeeds, but it can (and sometimes will) fail. 2) The random data returned byEntropySource() may not be cryptographically strong and therefore not suitable as keying material. (CVE-2022-35255)

- The llhttp parser in the http module in Node v18.7.0 does not correctly handle header fields that are not terminated with CLRF. This may result in HTTP Request Smuggling. (CVE-2022-35256)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 171018

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2022-6963.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2/6/2023

Updated: 11/7/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-35255


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 8.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-docs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-full-i18n, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-libs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:npm, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:9

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/17/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/17/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-35255, CVE-2022-35256