SUSE SLES12 Security Update : nodejs16 (SUSE-SU-2023:2655-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 177706

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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:2655-1 advisory.

- The vulnerability exists due to the use of proto in process.mainModule.proto.require(). This allows to bypass the policy mechanism and require modules outside of the policy.json definition. (CVE-2023-30581)

- The vulnerability exists due to the way Node.js (.msi version) installation process handles a missing %USERPROFILE% environment variable. If the variable is not set, the .msi installer will try to include a current working directory into the search path and will libraries in an unsafe manner. A local user can place a malicious file on the victim's system and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
(CVE-2023-30585)

- The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied public key within the crypto.X509Certificate() API. A remote user can pass an invalid public key to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack. (CVE-2023-30588)

- The llhttp parser in the http module in Node v20.2.0 does not strictly use the CRLF sequence to delimit HTTP requests. This can lead to HTTP Request Smuggling (HRS). The CR character (without LF) is sufficient to delimit HTTP header fields in the llhttp parser. According to RFC7230 section 3, only the CRLF sequence should delimit each header-field. This impacts all Node.js active versions: v16, v18, and, v20 (CVE-2023-30589)

- The vulnerability exists due to inconsistency between implementation and documented design within the generateKeys() API function. The documented behavior is different from the actual behavior, and this difference could lead to security issues in applications that use these APIs as the DiffieHellman may be used as the basis for application-level security. (CVE-2023-30590)

- c-ares is an asynchronous resolver library. When cross-compiling c-ares and using the autotools build system, CARES_RANDOM_FILE will not be set, as seen when cross compiling aarch64 android. This will downgrade to using rand() as a fallback which could allow an attacker to take advantage of the lack of entropy by not using a CSPRNG. This issue was patched in version 1.19.1. (CVE-2023-31124)

- c-ares is an asynchronous resolver library. ares_inet_net_pton() is vulnerable to a buffer underflow for certain ipv6 addresses, in particular 0::00:00:00/2 was found to cause an issue. C-ares only uses this function internally for configuration purposes which would require an administrator to configure such an address via ares_set_sortlist(). However, users may externally use ares_inet_net_pton() for other purposes and thus be vulnerable to more severe issues. This issue has been fixed in 1.19.1. (CVE-2023-31130)

- c-ares is an asynchronous resolver library. When /dev/urandom or RtlGenRandom() are unavailable, c-ares uses rand() to generate random numbers used for DNS query ids. This is not a CSPRNG, and it is also not seeded by srand() so will generate predictable output. Input from the random number generator is fed into a non-compilant RC4 implementation and may not be as strong as the original RC4 implementation. No attempt is made to look for modern OS-provided CSPRNGs like arc4random() that is widely available. This issue has been fixed in version 1.19.1. (CVE-2023-31147)

- c-ares is an asynchronous resolver library. c-ares is vulnerable to denial of service. If a target resolver sends a query, the attacker forges a malformed UDP packet with a length of 0 and returns them to the target resolver. The target resolver erroneously interprets the 0 length as a graceful shutdown of the connection. This issue has been patched in version 1.19.1. (CVE-2023-32067)

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

Solution

Update the affected nodejs16, nodejs16-devel, nodejs16-docs and / or npm16 packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1211407

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1211604

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1211605

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1211606

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1211607

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212574

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212579

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212581

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212582

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1212583

https://lists.suse.com/pipermail/sle-updates/2023-June/030081.html

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-30581

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-30585

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-30588

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-30589

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-30590

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-31124

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-31130

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-31147

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-32067

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 177706

File Name: suse_SU-2023-2655-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/28/2023

Updated: 12/5/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-30590

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nodejs16, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nodejs16-docs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:npm16, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nodejs16-devel

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/27/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/24/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-30581, CVE-2023-30585, CVE-2023-30588, CVE-2023-30589, CVE-2023-30590, CVE-2023-31124, CVE-2023-31130, CVE-2023-31147, CVE-2023-32067

IAVB: 2023-B-0042-S

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:2655-1