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Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2908-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2908-01
Posted Oct 17, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2908-01 - Node.js is a software development platform for building fast and scalable network applications in the JavaScript programming language. The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version: rh-nodejs6-nodejs. Security Fix: It was found that Node.js was using a non-randomized seed when populating hash tables. An attacker, able to supply a large number of inputs, could send specially crafted entries to the Node.js application, maximizing hash collisions to trigger an excessive amount of CPU usage, resulting in a denial of service.

tags | advisory, denial of service, javascript
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2017-11499
MD5 | fcced40d7b65fd2217ee8c1369b9741a

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-2908-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: rh-nodejs6-nodejs security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:2908-01
Product: Red Hat Software Collections
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2908
Issue date: 2017-10-18
CVE Names: CVE-2017-11499
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1. Summary:

An update for rh-nodejs6-nodejs is now available for Red Hat Software
Collections.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 7.3) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

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

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs (6.11.3). (BZ#1476317)

Security Fix(es):

* It was found that Node.js was using a non-randomized seed when populating
hash tables. An attacker, able to supply a large number of inputs, could
send specially crafted entries to the Node.js application, maximizing hash
collisions to trigger an excessive amount of CPU usage, resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2017-11499)

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

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

1475327 - CVE-2017-11499 nodejs: Constant Hashtable Seeds vulnerability

6. Package List:

Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-docs-6.11.3-2.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-debuginfo-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-devel-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.7):

Source:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-docs-6.11.3-2.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-debuginfo-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-devel-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-docs-6.11.3-2.el6.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-debuginfo-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-devel-6.11.3-2.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7):

Source:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el7.src.rpm

noarch:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-docs-6.11.3-2.el7.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-debuginfo-6.11.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-devel-6.11.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 7.3):

Source:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el7.src.rpm

noarch:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-docs-6.11.3-2.el7.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-debuginfo-6.11.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-devel-6.11.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7):

Source:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el7.src.rpm

noarch:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-docs-6.11.3-2.el7.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-6.11.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-debuginfo-6.11.3-2.el7.x86_64.rpm
rh-nodejs6-nodejs-devel-6.11.3-2.el7.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/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-11499
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 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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