Amazon Linux 2023 : nodejs, nodejs-devel, nodejs-full-i18n (ALAS2023-2023-226)

high Nessus Plugin ID 177710


The remote Amazon Linux 2023 host is missing a security update.


It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2023-2023-226 advisory.

- A cryptographic vulnerability exists in Node.js <19.2.0, <18.14.1, <16.19.1, <14.21.3 that in some cases did does not clear the OpenSSL error stack after operations that may set it. This may lead to false positive errors during subsequent cryptographic operations that happen to be on the same thread. This in turn could be used to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2023-23919)

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


Run 'dnf update nodejs --releasever 2023.1.20230628' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 177710

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2023-226.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/28/2023

Updated: 7/6/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-23919


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:N/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nodejs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nodejs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nodejs-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nodejs-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nodejs-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nodejs-full-i18n, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nodejs-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nodejs-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:npm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:v8-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2023

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/21/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-23919