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CVE-2017-11499

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Node.js v4.0 through v4.8.3, all versions of v5.x, v6.0 through v6.11.0, v7.0 through v7.10.0, and v8.0 through v8.1.3 was susceptible to hash flooding remote DoS attacks as the HashTable seed was constant across a given released version of Node.js. This was a result of building with V8 snapshots enabled by default which caused the initially randomized seed to be overwritten on startup.

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Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-3002-01
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-3002-01 - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version: rh-nodejs4-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 | e84a36dc850e70dc60c7e0b8782502f5
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
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