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FreeBSD: VID-BEA84A7A-E0C9-11E7-B4F3-11BAA0C2DF21 (CVE-2017-15897): node.js -- Data Confidentiality/Integrity Vulnerability, December 2017

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
4 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) December 08, 2017 December 14, 2017 January 17, 2018


Node.js had a bug in versions 8.X and 9.X which caused buffers to not be initialized when the encoding for the fill value did not match the encoding specified. For example, 'Buffer.alloc(0x100, "This is not correctly encoded", "hex");' The buffer implementation was updated such that the buffer will be initialized to all zeros in these cases.

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