Advisories ยป MGASA-2015-0186

Updated nodejs packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 05 May 2015
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2015-0278


Updated nodejs package fixes security vulnerability:

It was found that libuv does not call setgoups before calling setuid/setgid.
This may potentially allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges

The libuv library is bundled with nodejs, and a fixed version of libuv is
included with nodejs as of version 0.10.37.  The nodejs package has been
updated to version 0.10.38 to fix this issue, as well as several other bugs.