Oracle Linux 8 : nodejs:18 (ELSA-2023-4536)

high Nessus Plugin ID 179861


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


The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2023-4536 advisory.

- ## 2023-06-20, Version 16.20.1 'Gallium' (LTS), @RafaelGSS This is a security release. ### Notable Changes The following CVEs are fixed in this release: * [CVE-2023-30581]( bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2023-30581): `mainModule.__proto__` Bypass Experimental Policy Mechanism (High) * [CVE-2023-30585]( Privilege escalation via Malicious Registry Key manipulation during Node.js installer repair process (Medium) * [CVE-2023-30588]( Process interuption due to invalid Public Key information in x509 certificates (Medium) * [CVE-2023-30589]( HTTP Request Smuggling via Empty headers separated by CR (Medium) * [CVE-2023-30590]( bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2023-30590): DiffieHellman does not generate keys after setting a private key (Medium) * OpenSSL Security Releases * [OpenSSL security advisory 28th March]( * [OpenSSL security advisory 20th April]( * [OpenSSL security advisory 30th May]( * c-ares vulnerabilities: * [GHSA-9g78-jv2r-p7vc]( * [GHSA-8r8p-23f3-64c2]( * [GHSA-54xr-f67r-4pc4]( * [GHSA-x6mf-cxr9-8q6v]( More detailed information on each of the vulnerabilities can be found in [June 2023 Security Releases]( blog post.
(CVE-2023-30581, CVE-2023-30588, CVE-2023-30590)

- 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)

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: High

ID: 179861

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2023-4536.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/15/2023

Updated: 12/5/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, 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:C/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-30590


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: cpe:/a:oracle:linux:8:8:appstream_base, cpe:/a:oracle:linux:8::appstream, cpe:/a:oracle:linux:8::appstream_developer, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-full-i18n, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-nodemon, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-packaging, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nodejs-packaging-bundler, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:npm

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/10/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/29/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-30581, CVE-2023-30588, CVE-2023-30589, CVE-2023-30590

IAVA: 2023-A-0561