Recommended update for nodejs12

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for nodejs12
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2020:0791-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1162117
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 12

An update that has one recommended fix can now be installed.


This update for nodejs12 fixes the following issues:

  • Add getrandom syscall definition for all Linux platforms. This fixes a runtime error in SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 (bsc#1162117)

Update to LTS release 12.16.1:
  • Reverted regressions from 12.16.0 + accidental unflagging of self resolving modules - it now requires --experimental-modules flag to enable. + process cleanup changes introduced WASM-Related assertion + use of largepages runtime option introduced linking failure + async_hooks was causing an exception when handling errors + enumerable Read-Only property on EventEmitter breaks @types/extend + exceptions in the HTTP parser were not emitting as an uncaughtException

Update to LTS release 12.16.0:
  • assert: add experimental assert.match() and assert.doesNotMatch() methods. These allow matching vs. provided regular expressions.
  • child_process, cluster: now support serialization option to allow for custom serialization mechanism for IPC.
  • cli: add --trace-edit and --trance-uncaught flags
  • crypto: + added support for 'ieee-p1363' signature type for DSA and ECDSA in addition to DER + Added Hash.prototype.copy making it possibly to clone internal state of Hash object. This allows digest computation between updates.
  • deps: + libuv was updated to 1.34.0 + V8 was updated to - for official changes, see
  • events: + add EventEmitter.on to async iterate over events + allow monitoring error events via EventEmitter.errorMonitor + add experimental method to captureRejections for async handlers
  • perf_hooks: now considered stable API
  • wasi: Add new core module for WebAssebly System Interface as an experimental feature.

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 12:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-12-2020-791=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 12 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • nodejs12-12.16.1-1.9.1
    • nodejs12-debuginfo-12.16.1-1.9.1
    • nodejs12-debugsource-12.16.1-1.9.1
    • nodejs12-devel-12.16.1-1.9.1
    • npm12-12.16.1-1.9.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 12 (noarch):
    • nodejs12-docs-12.16.1-1.9.1