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USN-6672-1: Node.js vulnerabilities

4 March 2024

Several security issues were fixed in Node.js.

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Releases

Packages

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

Details

Morgan Jones discovered that Node.js incorrectly handled certain inputs that
leads to false positive errors during some cryptographic operations. 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 23.10. (CVE-2023-23919)

It was discovered that Node.js incorrectly handled certain inputs leaded to a
untrusted search path vulnerability. 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 perform a privilege escalation. (CVE-2023-23920)

Matt Caswell discovered that Node.js incorrectly handled certain inputs with
specially crafted ASN.1 object identifiers or data containing them. 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 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2023-2650)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6119-1: libssl-dev, libssl-doc, libssl1.1, libssl1.0-dev, libssl1.0.0, libssl3, openssl, openssl1.0
  • USN-6188-1: libssl-dev, libssl-doc, libssl1.0.0, openssl