ESB-2018.1038 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][FreeBSD] Node.js: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-04-05

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                    node.js -- multiple vulnerabilities
                               5 April 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Node.js
Publisher:         FreeBSD
Operating System:  FreeBSD
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-7160 CVE-2018-7159 CVE-2018-7158

Original Bulletin:

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than FreeBSD. It is recommended that administrators
         running Node.js check for an updated version of the software for 
         their operating system.

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node.js -- multiple vulnerabilities

Affected packages

 node4 < 4.9.0
 node6 < 6.14.0
 node8 < 8.11.0
 node < 9.10.0


VuXML ID 5a9bbb6e-32d3-11e8-a769-6daaba161086

Discovery 2018-03-21

Entry 2018-03-28

Modified 2018-03-28

Node.js reports:

Node.js Inspector DNS rebinding vulnerability (CVE-2018-7160)

Node.js 6.x and later include a debugger protocol (also known as 
"inspector") that can be activated by the --inspect and related command line 
flags. This debugger service was vulnerable to a DNS rebinding attack which 
could be exploited to perform remote code execution.

'path' module regular expression denial of service (CVE-2018-7158)

The 'path' module in the Node.js 4.x release line contains a potential 
regular expression denial of service (ReDoS) vector. The code in question was
replaced in Node.js 6.x and later so this vulnerability only impacts all 
versions of Node.js 4.x.

Spaces in HTTP Content-Length header values are ignored (CVE-2018-7159)

The HTTP parser in all current versions of Node.js ignores spaces in the 
Content-Length header, allowing input such as Content-Length: 1 2 to be 
interpreted as having a value of 12. The HTTP specification does not allow for
spaces in the Content-Length value and the Node.js HTTP parser has been 
brought into line on this particular difference.


CVE Name CVE-2018-7158
CVE Name CVE-2018-7159
CVE Name CVE-2018-7160


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