Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nodejs (MDVSA-2015:228)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 83274


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated nodejs package fixes security vulnerability :

It was found that libuv does not call setgoups before calling setuid/setgid. This may potentially allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges (CVE-2015-0278).

The libuv library is bundled with nodejs, and a fixed version of libuv is included with nodejs as of version 0.10.37. The nodejs package has been updated to version 0.10.38 to fix this issue, as well as several other bugs.


Update the affected nodejs package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 83274

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-228.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 5/7/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nodejs, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/6/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0278

MDVSA: 2015:228