openSUSE Security Update : nodejs (openSUSE-2016-715)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91618


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for nodejs to version 4.4.5 fixes the several issues.

These security issues introduced by the bundled openssl were fixed by going to version 1.0.2h :

- CVE-2016-2107: The AES-NI implementation in OpenSSL did not consider memory allocation during a certain padding check, which allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive cleartext information via a padding-oracle attack against an AES CBC session (bsc#977616).

- CVE-2016-2105: Integer overflow in the EVP_EncodeUpdate function in crypto/evp/encode.c in OpenSSL allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via a large amount of binary data (bsc#977614).

- CVE-2016-0705: Double free vulnerability in the dsa_priv_decode function in crypto/dsa/dsa_ameth.c in OpenSSL allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a malformed DSA private key (bsc#968047).

- CVE-2016-0797: Multiple integer overflows in OpenSSL allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption or NULL pointer dereference) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long digit string that is mishandled by the (1) BN_dec2bn or (2) BN_hex2bn function, related to crypto/bn/bn.h and crypto/bn/bn_print.c (bsc#968048).

- CVE-2016-0702: The MOD_EXP_CTIME_COPY_FROM_PREBUF function in crypto/bn/bn_exp.c in OpenSSL did not properly consider cache-bank access times during modular exponentiation, which made it easier for local users to discover RSA keys by running a crafted application on the same Intel Sandy Bridge CPU core as a victim and leveraging cache-bank conflicts, aka a 'CacheBleed' attack (bsc#968050).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Fix faulty 'if' condition (string cannot equal a boolean).

- buffer: Buffer no longer errors if you call lastIndexOf with a search term longer than the buffer.

- contextify: Context objects are now properly garbage collected, this solves a problem some individuals were experiencing with extreme memory growth.

- Update npm to 2.15.5.

- http: Invalid status codes can no longer be sent. Limited to 3 digit numbers between 100 - 999.

- deps: Fix --gdbjit for embedders. Backported from v8 upstream.

- querystring: Restore throw when attempting to stringify bad surrogate pair.

- https: Under certain conditions SSL sockets may have been causing a memory leak when keepalive is enabled. This is no longer the case.

- lib: The way that we were internally passing arguments was causing a potential leak. By copying the arguments into an array we can avoid this.

- repl: Previously if you were using the repl in strict mode the column number would be wrong in a stack trace.
This is no longer an issue.

- deps: An update to v8 that introduces a new flag

- http: A new feature in http(s) agent that catches errors on keep alived connections.

- src: Better support for big-endian systems.

- tls: A new feature that allows you to pass common SSL options to tls.createSecurePair.

- build: Support python path that includes spaces.

- https: A potential fix for #3692 (HTTP/HTTPS client requests throwing EPROTO).

- installer: More readable profiling information from isolate tick logs.

- process: Add support for symbols in event emitters (symbols didn't exist when it was written).

- querystring: querystring.parse() is now 13-22% faster!

- streams: Performance improvements for moving small buffers that shows a 5% throughput gain. IoT projects have been seen to be as much as 10% faster with this change!


Update the affected nodejs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91618

File Name: openSUSE-2016-715.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/15

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:nodejs-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:npm, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0702, CVE-2016-0705, CVE-2016-0797, CVE-2016-2105, CVE-2016-2107