Bug 1690798 (CVE-2019-5739) - CVE-2019-5739 nodejs: DoS with keep-alive HTTP connection
Summary: CVE-2019-5739 nodejs: DoS with keep-alive HTTP connection
Alias: CVE-2019-5739
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1690817 1690818 1721039 1721040 1721041 1721042
Blocks: 1690811
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Reported: 2019-03-20 09:35 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2021-10-27 03:26 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nodejs 6.17.0
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Last Closed: 2021-10-27 03:26:14 UTC

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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-03-20 09:35:48 UTC
A vuneability was found in Node.js in which keep-alive HTTP and HTTPS connections can remain open and inactive for up to 2 minutes in Node.js 6.16.0 and earlier. Node.js 8.0.0 introduced a dedicated server.keepAliveTimeout which defaults to 5 seconds. The behavior in Node.js 6.16.0 and earlier is a potential Denial of Service (DoS) attack vector. Node.js 6.17.0 introduces server.keepAliveTimeout and the 5-second default.


Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-03-20 09:56:57 UTC
Created nodejs tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1690817]

Comment 2 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-03-20 09:57:31 UTC
Created nodejs tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-28 [bug 1690818]

Comment 5 Riccardo Schirone 2019-05-17 13:40:04 UTC
According to the External Reference (https://nodejs.org/en/blog/vulnerability/february-2019-security-releases/) nodejs 8 and nodejs 10 are not vulnerable to this flaw.

Comment 6 Riccardo Schirone 2019-05-17 13:40:07 UTC
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