Upstream information

CVE-2017-15897 at MITRE

Description

Node.js had a bug in versions 8.X and 9.X which caused buffers to not be initialized when the encoding for the fill value did not match the encoding specified. For example, 'Buffer.alloc(0x100, "This is not correctly encoded", "hex");' The buffer implementation was updated such that the buffer will be initialized to all zeros in these cases.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1072320 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15
  • nodejs8 >= 8.11.1-1.19
  • nodejs8-devel >= 8.11.1-1.19
  • nodejs8-docs >= 8.11.1-1.19
  • npm8 >= 8.11.1-1.19
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15 GA nodejs8