CVE-2017-15897

NameCVE-2017-15897
DescriptionNode.js had a bug in versions 8.X and 9.X which caused buffers to not be initialized when the encoding for the fill value did not match the encoding specified. For example, 'Buffer.alloc(0x100, "This is not correctly encoded", "hex");' The buffer implementation was updated such that the buffer will be initialized to all zeros in these cases.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nodejs (PTS)stretch4.8.2~dfsg-1fixed
buster, buster (security)10.24.0~dfsg-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye12.22.5~dfsg-2~11u1fixed
bookworm, sid12.22.7~dfsg-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
nodejssource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- nodejs <not-affected> (Only affects 8.x and 9.x)

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