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Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-1842-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-1842-01
Posted Dec 17, 2013
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-1842-01 - Node.js is a software development platform for building fast and scalable network applications in the JavaScript programming language. A denial of service flaw was found in the way Node.js handled pipelined HTTP requests. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an excessive amount of HTTP requests over a network connection, causing Node.js to use an excessive amount of memory and possibly exit when all available memory is exhausted. Node.js is included in Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 as a Technology Preview.

tags | advisory, remote, web, denial of service, javascript
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2013-4450
MD5 | 38e4b813706d3223fe06418bfbec7ea6

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-1842-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: nodejs010-nodejs security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1842-01
Product: Red Hat Software Collections
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1842.html
Issue date: 2013-12-16
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4450
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1. Summary:

Updated nodejs010-nodejs packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Software Collections 1.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Software Collections for RHEL 6 Server - x86_64
Red Hat Software Collections for RHEL 6 Workstation - x86_64

3. Description:

Node.js is a software development platform for building fast and scalable
network applications in the JavaScript programming language.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Node.js handled pipelined
HTTP requests. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an excessive
amount of HTTP requests over a network connection, causing Node.js to use
an excessive amount of memory and possibly exit when all available memory
is exhausted. (CVE-2013-4450)

Node.js is included in Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 as a Technology
Preview. More information about Red Hat Technology Previews is available
here: https://access.redhat.com/support/offerings/techpreview/

All nodejs010-nodejs users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the
Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1021170 - CVE-2013-4450 NodeJS: HTTP Pipelining DoS

6. Package List:

Red Hat Software Collections for RHEL 6 Server:

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/RHSCL/SRPMS/nodejs010-nodejs-0.10.5-8.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
nodejs010-nodejs-0.10.5-8.el6.x86_64.rpm
nodejs010-nodejs-debuginfo-0.10.5-8.el6.x86_64.rpm
nodejs010-nodejs-devel-0.10.5-8.el6.x86_64.rpm
nodejs010-nodejs-docs-0.10.5-8.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Software Collections for RHEL 6 Workstation:

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/RHSCL/SRPMS/nodejs010-nodejs-0.10.5-8.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
nodejs010-nodejs-0.10.5-8.el6.x86_64.rpm
nodejs010-nodejs-debuginfo-0.10.5-8.el6.x86_64.rpm
nodejs010-nodejs-devel-0.10.5-8.el6.x86_64.rpm
nodejs010-nodejs-docs-0.10.5-8.el6.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4450.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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