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Node.js at risk: Warning of a new IT vulnerability

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Node.js at risk: Warning of a new IT vulnerability

The BSI has published a current IT security notice for Node.js. You can find out more about the affected operating systems and products as well as CVE numbers here on news.de.

The Federal Office for Security in der Informationstechnik (BSI) reported a security advisory for Node.js on 08/10/2023. The operating systems UNIX, Linux, MacOS X and Windows as well as the product Open Source Node.js are affected by the vulnerability.

The latest manufacturer recommendations regarding updates, workarounds and security patches for this vulnerability can be found here: NodeJS Security Release (Stand: 09.08.2023).

Security advisory for Node.js – Risk: medium

Risk level: 3 (medium)
CVSS Base Score: 6,3
CVSS Temporal Score: 5,5
Remoteangriff: Ja

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is used to assess the severity of vulnerabilities in computer systems. The CVSS standard makes it possible to compare potential or actual security vulnerabilities based on various criteria in order to create a list of priorities for initiating countermeasures. The attributes “none”, “low”, “medium”, “high” and “critical” are used for the severity of a vulnerability. The base score assesses the prerequisites for an attack (including authentication, complexity, privileges, user interaction) and its consequences. With the temporal score, framework conditions that change over time are included in the evaluation. According to the CVSS, the risk of the vulnerability discussed here is rated as “medium” with a base score of 6.3.

Node.js Bug: Multiple vulnerabilities allow security bypass

Node.js is a platform for developing network applications.

A remote, authenticated attacker can exploit several vulnerabilities in Node.js to bypass security protections.

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The vulnerabilities were classified using the CVE designation system (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) by individual serial numbers CVE-2023-32559, CVE-2023-32558, CVE-2023-32006, CVE-2023-32005, CVE-2023-32004, CVE-2023-32003 und CVE-2023-32002.

Systems affected by the Node.js vulnerability at a glance

operating systems
UNIX, Linux, MacOS X, Windows

Products
Open Source Node.js Open Source Node.js Open Source Node.js

General recommendations for dealing with IT vulnerabilities

Users of the affected applications should keep them up to date. When security vulnerabilities become known, manufacturers are required to remedy them as quickly as possible by developing a patch or a workaround. If new security updates become available, install them as soon as possible. For information purposes, consult the sources listed in the next section. These often contain further information on the latest version of the software in question and the availability of security patches or tips on workarounds. If you have any further questions or are unsure, please contact your responsible administrator. IT security officers should regularly check when the IT security warning affected manufacturers makes a new security update available.

Manufacturer information on updates, patches and workarounds

Here you will find further links with information about bug reports, security fixes and workarounds.

NodeJS Security Release vom 2023-08-09 (10.08.2023)
For more information, see:

Version history of this security alert

This is the initial version of this IT security notice for Node.js. As updates are announced, this text will be updated. You can read about changes or additions in this version history.

08/10/2023 – Initial version

+++ Editorial note: This text was created with AI support based on current BSI data. We accept feedback and comments at [email protected]. +++

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