Amazon Linux 2023 : nodejs, nodejs-devel, nodejs-full-i18n (ALAS2023-2023-243)

high Nessus Plugin ID 178534


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


It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2023-2023-243 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the c-ares package. The ares_set_sortlist is missing checks about the validity of the input string, which allows a possible arbitrary length stack overflow. This issue may cause a denial of service or a limited impact on confidentiality and integrity. (CVE-2022-4904)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Node.js <19.6.1, <18.14.1, <16.19.1 and <14.21.3 that made it possible to bypass the experimental Permissions ( feature in Node.js and access non authorized modules by using process.mainModule.require(). This only affects users who had enabled the experimental permissions option with --experimental-policy. (CVE-2023-23918)

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


Run 'dnf update nodejs --releasever 2023.1.20230719' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 178534

File Name: al2023_ALAS2023-2023-243.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/20/2023

Updated: 7/20/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-4904


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/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: 7/5/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/16/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-4904, CVE-2023-23918