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CentOS Linux: CVE-2023-23918: Moderate: nodejs:16 security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Multiple Advisories)

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CentOS Linux: CVE-2023-23918: Moderate: nodejs:16 security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Multiple Advisories)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/23/2023
Created
05/05/2023
Added
04/10/2023
Modified
05/25/2023

Description

A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Node.js <19.6.1, <18.14.1, <16.19.1 and <14.21.3 that made it possible to bypass the experimental Permissions (https://nodejs.org/api/permissions.html) feature in Node.js and access non authorized modules by using process.mainModule.require(). This only affects users who had enabled the experimental permissions option with --experimental-policy.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-nodejs
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-debuginfo
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-debugsource
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-devel
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-docs
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-full-i18n
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-libs
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-libs-debuginfo
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-nodemon
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-packaging
  • centos-upgrade-nodejs-packaging-bundler
  • centos-upgrade-npm

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