CVE-2015-8855

NameCVE-2015-8855
DescriptionThe semver package before 4.3.2 for Node.js allows attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a long version string, aka a "regular expression denial of service (ReDoS)."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
node-semver (PTS)jessie2.1.0-2vulnerable
stretch5.3.0-1fixed
buster, sid5.5.1-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
node-semversource(unstable)5.3.0-1unimportant

Notes

https://nodesecurity.io/advisories/semver_redos
https://github.com/npm/npm/releases/tag/v2.7.5
libv8 is not covered by security support

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