AlmaLinux 8 : nodejs:16 (ALSA-2024:1444)

high Nessus Plugin ID 192402

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALSA-2024:1444 advisory.

- The HTTP/2 protocol allows a denial of service (server resource consumption) because request cancellation can reset many streams quickly, as exploited in the wild in August through October 2023. (CVE-2023-44487)

- 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)

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 packages.

See Also

https://errata.almalinux.org/8/ALSA-2024-1444.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 192402

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2024-1444.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 3/21/2024

Updated: 3/22/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-44487

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 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:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nodejs, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap_hana, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::nfv, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nodejs-docs, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nodejs-devel, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::highavailability, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nodejs-packaging, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nodejs-nodemon, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::baseos, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::powertools, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::realtime, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::resilientstorage, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::appstream, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::supplementary, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:npm, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nodejs-full-i18n

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/20/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/31/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-44487, CVE-2024-22019

CWE: 400