Node.js 18.x < 18.20.2 / 20.x < 20.12.2 / 21.x < 21.7.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Security Releases).

high Nessus Plugin ID 193580


Node.js - JavaScript run-time environment is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Node.js installed on the remote host is prior to 18.20.2, 20.12.2, 21.7.3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Security Releases advisory.

- Due to the improper handling of batch files in child_process.spawn / child_process.spawnSync, a malicious command line argument can inject arbitrary commands and achieve code execution even if the shell option is not enabled.

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


Upgrade to Node.js version 18.20.2 / 20.12.2 / 21.7.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 193580

File Name: nodejs_2024_apr_extra.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/19/2024

Updated: 6/14/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-27980


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.4

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nodejs:node.js

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Node.js, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/9/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/9/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-27980