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Node.js Security Release Summary - February 2019

Today, there was a security release for all active Node.js release lines. At time of publishing, three vulnerabilities have been patched in the Node.js 6, Node.js 8, Node.js 10, and Node.js 11 release lines. The highest level severity in this release is MODERATE.

The patched Node.js versions are:

To understand the full impact of patched vulnerabilities and the urgency of the upgrades for your deployment, please see below.

Thank you to the following people, who helped to identify and resolve the security issues that were patched in these releases:

Node.js Security Impact Assessment

CVE-2019-5737: Slowloris HTTP Denial of Service with keep-alive

Impact Level: Low

This vulnerability is related to CVE-2018-12121, which was addressed in the November 2018 security release

Affected Node.js Release Lines

  • The Node.js 6 Boron LTS release line is affected. Please upgrade to Node.js 6.17.0.
  • The Node.js 8 Carbon LTS release line is affected. Please upgrade to Node.js 8.15.1.
  • The Node.js 10 Dubnium LTS release line is affected. Please upgrade to Node.js 10.15.2.
  • The Node.js 11 release line is affected. Please upgrade to Node.js 11.10.1.

CVE-2019-5739: Denial of Service with keep-alive HTTP connections

Only Node.js versions 6.16.0 and earlier are affected by this issue, as these versions allow both HTTP and HTTPS connections to remain open (but inactive) for up to 2 minutes.

Affected Node.js Release Lines

  • The Node.js 6 Boron LTS release line is affected. Please upgrade to Node.js 6.17.0.
  • The Node.js 8 Carbon LTS release line is NOT affected.
  • The Node.js 10 Dubnium LTS release line is NOT affected.
  • The Node.js 11 release line is NOT affected.

CVE-2019-1559: 0-byte record padding oracle

Impact Level: Moderate

Only some TLS connections are subject to this vulnerability, depending on some additional execution conditions and the ciphersuite being used. For more information, please see this write-up.

Affected Node.js Release Lines

  • The Node.js 6 Boron LTS release line is affected. Please upgrade to Node.js 6.17.0.
  • The Node.js 8 Carbon LTS release line is affected. Please upgrade to Node.js 8.15.1.
  • The Node.js 10 Dubnium LTS release line is NOT affected.
  • The Node.js 11 release line is NOT affected.

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