Rocky Linux 9 : nodejs:20 (RLSA-2024:1688)

high Nessus Plugin ID 195012

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Rocky Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RLSA-2024:1688 advisory.

- The Node.js Permission Model does not clarify in the documentation that wildcards should be only used as the last character of a file path. For example: ``` --allow-fs-read=/home/node/.ssh/*.pub ``` will ignore `pub` and give access to everything after `.ssh/`. This misleading documentation affects all users using the experimental permission model in Node.js 20 and Node.js 21. Please note that at the time this CVE was issued, the permission model is an experimental feature of Node.js. (CVE-2024-21890)

- Node.js depends on multiple built-in utility functions to normalize paths provided to node:fs functions, which can be overwitten with user-defined implementations leading to filesystem permission model bypass through path traversal attack. This vulnerability affects all users using the experimental permission model in Node.js 20 and Node.js 21. Please note that at the time this CVE was issued, the permission model is an experimental feature of Node.js. (CVE-2024-21891)

- On Linux, Node.js ignores certain environment variables if those may have been set by an unprivileged user while the process is running with elevated privileges with the only exception of CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE. Due to a bug in the implementation of this exception, Node.js incorrectly applies this exception even when certain other capabilities have been set. This allows unprivileged users to inject code that inherits the process's elevated privileges. (CVE-2024-21892)

- The permission model protects itself against path traversal attacks by calling path.resolve() on any paths given by the user. If the path is to be treated as a Buffer, the implementation uses Buffer.from() to obtain a Buffer from the result of path.resolve(). By monkey-patching Buffer internals, namely, Buffer.prototype.utf8Write, the application can modify the result of path.resolve(), which leads to a path traversal vulnerability. This vulnerability affects all users using the experimental permission model in Node.js 20 and Node.js 21. Please note that at the time this CVE was issued, the permission model is an experimental feature of Node.js. (CVE-2024-21896)

- setuid() does not affect libuv's internal io_uring operations if initialized before the call to setuid().
This allows the process to perform privileged operations despite presumably having dropped such privileges through a call to setuid(). This vulnerability affects all users using version greater or equal than Node.js 18.18.0, Node.js 20.4.0 and Node.js 21. (CVE-2024-22017)

- 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)

- 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)

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.rockylinux.org/RLSA-2024:1688

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2264569

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2264574

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2264582

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2265717

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2265720

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2265722

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2265727

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 195012

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2024-1688.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 5/6/2024

Updated: 5/14/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-21892

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-21896

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-packaging, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-docs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-nodemon, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-full-i18n, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-packaging-bundler, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-debugsource, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:9, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:npm, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:nodejs-debuginfo

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/6/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/14/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-46809, CVE-2024-21890, CVE-2024-21891, CVE-2024-21892, CVE-2024-21896, CVE-2024-22017, CVE-2024-22019