Fedora 20 : libuv-0.10.29-1.fc20 / nodejs-0.10.33-1.fc20 (2014-15379) (POODLE)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79896


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


This release handles the recent POODLE vulnerability by disabling SSLv2/SSLv3 by default for the most predominate uses of TLS in Node.js.

It took longer than expected to get this release accomplished in a way that would provide appropriate default security settings, while minimizing the surface area for the behavior change we were introducing. It was also important that we validated that our changes were being applied in the variety of configurations we support in our APIs.

With this release, we are confident that the only behavior change is that of the default allowed protocols do not include SSLv2 or SSLv3.
Though you are still able to programatically consume those protocols if necessary.

Included is the documentation that you can find at https://nodejs.org/api/tls.html#tls_protocol_support that describes how this works going forward for client and server implementations.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libuv and / or nodejs packages.

See Also





Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79896

File Name: fedora_2014-15379.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 6/28/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libuv, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nodejs, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:20

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/19/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566

FEDORA: 2014-15379