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USN-6380-1: Node.js vulnerabilities

19 September 2023

Several security issues were fixed in Node.js.

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Releases

Packages

  • nodejs - An open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment.

Details

Rogier Schouten discovered that Node.js incorrectly handled certain inputs. If
a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial
of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2019-15604)

Ethan Rubinson discovered that Node.js incorrectly handled certain inputs. If
a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-15605)

Alyssa Wilk discovered that Node.js incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-15606)

Tobias Niessen discovered that Node.js incorrectly handled certain inputs. If
a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-8174)

It was discovered that Node.js incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a user
or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted input
file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2020-8265, CVE-2020-8287)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-5563-1: libhttp-parser-dev, libhttp-parser2.7.1, http-parser