SUSE SLES12 Security Update : nodejs16 (SUSE-SU-2024:0731-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 191455



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


The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2024:0731-1 advisory.

- A vulnerability in the privateDecrypt() API of the crypto library, allowed a covert timing side-channel during PKCS#1 v1.5 padding error handling. The vulnerability revealed significant timing differences in decryption for valid and invalid ciphertexts. This poses a serious threat as attackers could remotely exploit the vulnerability to decrypt captured RSA ciphertexts or forge signatures, especially in scenarios involving API endpoints processing Json Web Encryption messages. Impacts: Thank you, to hkario for reporting this vulnerability and thank you Michael Dawson for fixing it. (CVE-2023-46809)

- A vulnerability in Node.js HTTP servers allows an attacker to send a specially crafted HTTP request with chunked encoding, leading to resource exhaustion and denial of service (DoS). The server reads an unbounded number of bytes from a single connection, exploiting the lack of limitations on chunk extension bytes. The issue can cause CPU and network bandwidth exhaustion, bypassing standard safeguards like timeouts and body size limits. (CVE-2024-22019)

- Denial of Service by resource exhaustion in fetch() brotli decoding. (CVE-2024-22025)

- Undici is an HTTP/1.1 client, written from scratch for Node.js. Undici already cleared Authorization headers on cross-origin redirects, but did not clear `Proxy-Authentication` headers. This issue has been patched in versions 5.28.3 and 6.6.1. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability. (CVE-2024-24758)

- libuv is a multi-platform support library with a focus on asynchronous I/O. The `uv_getaddrinfo` function in `src/unix/getaddrinfo.c` (and its windows counterpart `src/win/getaddrinfo.c`), truncates hostnames to 256 characters before calling `getaddrinfo`. This behavior can be exploited to create addresses like `0x00007f000001`, which are considered valid by `getaddrinfo` and could allow an attacker to craft payloads that resolve to unintended IP addresses, bypassing developer checks. The vulnerability arises due to how the `hostname_ascii` variable (with a length of 256 bytes) is handled in `uv_getaddrinfo` and subsequently in `uv__idna_toascii`. When the hostname exceeds 256 characters, it gets truncated without a terminating null byte. As a result attackers may be able to access internal APIs or for websites (similar to MySpace) that allows users to have `` pages. Internal services that crawl or cache these user pages can be exposed to SSRF attacks if a malicious user chooses a long vulnerable username.
This issue has been addressed in release version 1.48.0. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability. (CVE-2024-24806)

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 nodejs16, nodejs16-devel, nodejs16-docs and / or npm16 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 191455

File Name: suse_SU-2024-0731-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/1/2024

Updated: 3/1/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-24806


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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: 2/29/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/7/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-46809, CVE-2024-22019, CVE-2024-22025, CVE-2024-24758, CVE-2024-24806

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2024:0731-1