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FreeBSD: VID-0904E81F-A89D-11E8-AFBB-BC5FF4F77B71 (CVE-2018-7166): node.js -- multiple vulnerabilities

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FreeBSD: VID-0904E81F-A89D-11E8-AFBB-BC5FF4F77B71 (CVE-2018-7166): node.js -- multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
08/16/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
08/28/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

In all versions of Node.js 10 prior to 10.9.0, an argument processing flaw can cause `Buffer.alloc()` to return uninitialized memory. This method is intended to be safe and only return initialized, or cleared, memory. The third argument specifying `encoding` can be passed as a number, this is misinterpreted by `Buffer's` internal "fill" method as the `start` to a fill operation. This flaw may be abused where `Buffer.alloc()` arguments are derived from user input to return uncleared memory blocks that may contain sensitive information.

Solution(s)

  • freebsd-upgrade-package-node
  • freebsd-upgrade-package-node6
  • freebsd-upgrade-package-node8

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