Security update for nodejs14

SUSE Security Update: Security update for nodejs14
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2021:0061-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1178882 #1180553 #1180554
Cross-References:CVE-2020-8265 CVE-2020-8277 CVE-2020-8287
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15-SP2

An update that fixes three vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for nodejs14 fixes the following issues:

  • New upstream LTS version 14.15.4: * CVE-2020-8265: use-after-free in TLSWrap (High) bug in TLS implementation. When writing to a TLS enabled socket, node::StreamBase::Write calls node::TLSWrap::DoWrite with a freshly allocated WriteWrap object as first argument. If the DoWrite method does not return an error, this object is passed back to the caller as part of a StreamWriteResult structure. This may be exploited to corrupt memory leading to a Denial of Service or potentially other exploits (bsc#1180553) * CVE-2020-8287: HTTP Request Smuggling allow two copies of a header field in a http request. For example, two Transfer-Encoding header fields. In this case Node.js identifies the first header field and ignores the second. This can lead to HTTP Request Smuggling ( (bsc#1180554)

  • New upstream LTS version 14.15.3: * deps:
    + upgrade npm to 6.14.9 + update acorn to v8.0.4 * http2: check write not scheduled in scope destructor * stream: fix regression on duplex end

  • New upstream LTS version 14.15.1: * deps: Denial of Service through DNS request (High). A Node.js application that allows an attacker to trigger a DNS request for a host of their choice could trigger a Denial of Service by getting the application to resolve a DNS record with a larger number of responses (bsc#1178882, CVE-2020-8277)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security 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 15-SP2:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Web-Scripting-15-SP2-2021-61=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15-SP2 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • nodejs14-14.15.4-5.6.1
    • nodejs14-debuginfo-14.15.4-5.6.1
    • nodejs14-debugsource-14.15.4-5.6.1
    • nodejs14-devel-14.15.4-5.6.1
    • npm14-14.15.4-5.6.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15-SP2 (noarch):
    • nodejs14-docs-14.15.4-5.6.1