Fedora 21 : libuv-0.10.29-1.fc21 / nodejs-0.10.33-1.fc21 (2014-15411) (POODLE)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79898
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected libuv and / or nodejs packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1152789

http://www.nessus.org/u?f4136e6f

http://www.nessus.org/u?d4079fa1

https://nodejs.org/api/tls.html#tls_protocol_support

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79898

File Name: fedora_2014-15411.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3

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:21

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566

FEDORA: 2014-15411