Security update for nodejs12

SUSE Security Update: Security update for nodejs12
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2021:0062-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1178882 #1179491 #1180553 #1180554
Cross-References:CVE-2020-1971 CVE-2020-8265 CVE-2020-8277 CVE-2020-8287
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15-SP2

An update that fixes four vulnerabilities is now available.


This update for nodejs12 fixes the following issues:

  • New upstream LTS version 12.20.1: * 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) * CVE-2020-1971: OpenSSL - EDIPARTYNAME NULL pointer de-reference (High) This is a vulnerability in OpenSSL which may be exploited through Node.js. (bsc#1179491)

  • New upstream LTS version 12.20.0: * deps:
    + update llhttp '2.1.2' -> '2.1.3' + update uv '1.39.0' -> '1.40.0' + update uvwasi '0.0.10' -> '0.0.11' * fs: add .ref() and .unref() methods to watcher classes * http: added scheduling option to http agent * module:
    + exports pattern support + named exports for CJS via static analysis * n-api: add more property defaults (gh#35214)

  • New upstream LTS version 12.19.1: * 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)

  • New upstream LTS version 12.19.0: * crypto: add randomInt function * deps:
    + upgrade to libuv 1.39.0 + deps: upgrade npm to 6.14.7 + deps: upgrade to libuv 1.38.1 * doc: deprecate process.umask() with no arguments * module:
    + package "imports" field + module: deprecate module.parent * n-api: create N-API version 7 * zlib: switch to lazy init for zlib streams

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-SP2-2021-62=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15-SP2 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • nodejs12-12.20.1-4.10.1
    • nodejs12-debuginfo-12.20.1-4.10.1
    • nodejs12-debugsource-12.20.1-4.10.1
    • nodejs12-devel-12.20.1-4.10.1
    • npm12-12.20.1-4.10.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Web Scripting 15-SP2 (noarch):
    • nodejs12-docs-12.20.1-4.10.1