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A Node.js security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, and 20.04 LTS.



[USN-6380-1] Node.js vulnerabilities


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6380-1
September 19, 2023

nodejs vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Node.js.

Software Description:
- 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)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
libnode-dev 10.19.0~dfsg-3ubuntu1.1
libnode64 10.19.0~dfsg-3ubuntu1.1
nodejs 10.19.0~dfsg-3ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
nodejs 8.10.0~dfsg-2ubuntu0.4+esm2
nodejs-dev 8.10.0~dfsg-2ubuntu0.4+esm2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
nodejs 4.2.6~dfsg-1ubuntu4.2+esm2
nodejs-dev 4.2.6~dfsg-1ubuntu4.2+esm2
nodejs-legacy 4.2.6~dfsg-1ubuntu4.2+esm2

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6380-1
CVE-2019-15604, CVE-2019-15605, CVE-2019-15606, CVE-2020-8174,
CVE-2020-8265, CVE-2020-8287

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nodejs/10.19.0~dfsg-3ubuntu1.1