Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#14704 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Bruce Dubbs Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: elevated Milestone: 10.1
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New minor version.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 years ago

Priority: normalelevated

Three security fixes.

Not sure if we want to backport this or not, the only dependents are Thunderbird and Firefox.

2021-02-23, Version 14.16.0 'Fermium' (LTS), @BethGriggs

This is a security release.
Notable changes

Vulnerabilities fixed:

    CVE-2021-22883: HTTP2 'unknownProtocol' cause Denial of Service by resource exhaustion
        Affected Node.js versions are vulnerable to denial of service attacks when too many connection attempts with an 'unknownProtocol' are established. This leads to a leak of file descriptors. If a file descriptor limit is configured on the system, then the server is unable to accept new connections and prevent the process also from opening, e.g. a file. If no file descriptor limit is configured, then this lead to an excessive memory usage and cause the system to run out of memory.
    CVE-2021-22884: DNS rebinding in --inspect
        Affected Node.js versions are vulnerable to denial of service attacks when the whitelist includes “localhost6”. When “localhost6” is not present in /etc/hosts, it is just an ordinary domain that is resolved via DNS, i.e., over network. If the attacker controls the victim's DNS server or can spoof its responses, the DNS rebinding protection can be bypassed by using the “localhost6” domain. As long as the attacker uses the “localhost6” domain, they can still apply the attack described in CVE-2018-7160.
    CVE-2021-23840: OpenSSL - Integer overflow in CipherUpdate
        This is a vulnerability in OpenSSL which may be exploited through Node.js. You can read more about it in


    [313d26800c] - deps: update archs files for OpenSSL-1.1.1j (Daniel Bevenius) #37412
    [6098012b48] - deps: upgrade openssl sources to 1.1.1j (Daniel Bevenius) #37412
    [afea10b097] - (SEMVER-MINOR) http2: add unknownProtocol timeout (Daniel Bevenius) nodejs-private/node-private#246
    [1ca3f5abcb] - src: drop localhost6 as allowed host for inspector (Matteo Collina) nodejs-private/node-private#244

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 years ago

Milestone: 10.210.1
Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned

Backporting to 10.1. I will rebuild Seamonkey, Firefox, and Thunderbird to verify no regressions are found.

comment:3 by Douglas R. Reno, 3 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed at r23408

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