Cyber Security focus: Node.js – Nov 2018

Preface:

Who use Node JS?
Node.js build various applications such as social media apps, video and text chat engines, real-time tracking apps, online games and collaboration tools. CiscoDevNet has sample to guide the developer how to integrate integrate Webex with node.js.

Technology background:
Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser.

Severity of impact:

Node.js: All versions prior to Node.js 6.15.0: Debugger port 5858 listens on any interface by default. A debug menu or debug mode is a user interface implemented in a computer program that allows the user to view and/or manipulate the program’s internal state for the purpose of debugging.

Node.js: All versions prior to Node.js 6.15.0, 8.14.0, 10.14.0 and 11.3.0: Denial of Service with large HTTP headers

Severity – High severity

Node.js Official announcement for reference:

https://nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerability/november-2018-security-releases/

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