Node.js CVE: Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) is a list of publicly known cybersecurity vulnerabilities. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the CVE list is “the U.S. government standard for identifying and tracking software security vulnerabilities.” CVEs are used by security teams and researchers to identify and assess the severity of known software vulnerabilities.
CVEs for Node.js applications are published on the Node.js Security Advisory Board website. This allows developers to check for new vulnerabilities in the Node.js framework and address any security issues before they become a problem. CVEs also provide developers with an overview of the current state of Node.js security so that they can better understand the risks and prioritize the security of their applications.
Node.js has had several public CVEs over the past few years. The most recent ones include CVE-2021-27945, CVE-2021-26275 and CVE-2022-9409.
CVE-2021-26275 is a vulnerability related to the Node.js http2 module. This vulnerability can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code on the server and gain access to the system. The vulnerability was fixed in the latest version of Node.js.
CVE-2022-9409 is a vulnerability related to the Node.js path module. This vulnerability allows attackers to inject arbitrary code into the system and potentially gain access to the system. The vulnerability was fixed in the latest version of Node.js.
Node.js is increasingly becoming a popular choice for web development as it offers powerful tools for developers to create secure and scalable applications. However, Node.js is subject to common vulnerabilities and exploits, and developers should be aware of these risks and take the proper steps to address them. By regularly checking the Node.js Security Advisory Board website and staying up-to-date on the latest CVEs, developers can ensure that their applications are secure and free from potential vulnerabilities.