The OpenSSL Security releases of September 10th, 2019 do not affect Node.js.
Our assessment of the security advisory is:
ECDSA remote timing attack (CVE-2019-1547)
Not affected. Node supports only named curves for ECDSA signing.
Fork Protection (CVE-2019-1549)
Not affected. Node.js always call1exec()
so will not
duplicate the PRNG state in the forked process.
Padding Oracle in1PKCS7_dataDecode
Not affected. Node does not support PCKS7 and CMS.
Given this assessment, the OpenSSL updates will be treated as non-security
patch updates, and will come out in the regularly scheduled updates to
supported release lines.
Thanks to Shigeki Ohtsu for his rapid analysis
of the OpenSSL security advisory.
Contact and future updates
The current Node.js security policy can be found at https://nodejs.org/en/security/,
including information on how to report a vulnerability in Node.js.
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security vulnerabilities and security-related releases of Node.js and the
projects maintained in the
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