The Node.js project may be releasing new versions across all of its supported
release lines in the first week of November to incorporate upstream patches
from OpenSSL. Please read on for full details.
The OpenSSL project
will release OpenSSL 3.0.7 on the 1th of
November 2022 between 1300-1700 UTC. The release will fix security defects on which
the highest severity issue is CRITICAL.
Node.js v16.x, v18.x and v19.x use OpenSSL v3.
Therefore all active LTS release lines are impacted by this update.
At this stage, due to embargo, the exact nature of these defects is uncertain
as well as the impact they will have on Node.js users.
After assessing the impact on Node.js, it will be decided whether the issues
fixed require immediate security releases of Node.js, or whether they can be
included in the normally scheduled updates.
Please monitor the nodejs-sec Google Group for updates, including a
decision within 24 hours after the OpenSSL release regarding release timing,
and full details of the defects upon eventual release:
Contact and future updates
The current Node.js security policy can be found at
including information on how to report a vulnerability in Node.js.
Subscribe to the low-volume announcement-only nodejs-sec mailing list at
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nodejs-sec to stay up to date on
security vulnerabilities and security-related releases of Node.js and the
projects maintained in the
nodejs GitHub organization.