Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:12:24 UTC - release

2014.09.24, Version 0.11.14 (Unstable)

  • uv: Upgrade to v1.0.0-rc1

  • http_parser: Upgrade to v2.3.0

  • npm: Upgrade to v2.0.0

  • openssl: Upgrade to v1.0.1i

  • v8: Upgrade to 3.26.33

  • Add fast path for simple URL parsing (Gabriel Wicke)

  • Added support for options parameter in console.dir() (Xavi Magrinyà)

  • Cluster: fix shared handles on Windows (Alexis Campailla)

  • buffer: Fix incorrect behavior (Feross Aboukhadijeh)

  • buffer: construct new buffer from buffer toJSON() output (cjihrig)

  • buffer: improve Buffer constructor (Kang-Hao Kenny)

  • build: linking CoreFoundation framework for OSX (Thorsten Lorenz)

  • child_process: accept uid/gid everywhere (Fedor Indutny)

  • child_process: add path to spawn ENOENT Error (Ryan Cole)

  • child_process: copy spawnSync() cwd option to proper buffer (cjihrig)

  • child_process: do not access stderr when stdio set to 'ignore' (cjihrig)

  • child_process: don't throw on EAGAIN (Charles)

  • child_process: don't throw on EMFILE/ENFILE (Ben Noordhuis)

  • child_process: use full path for cmd.exe on Win32 (Ed Morley)

  • cluster: allow multiple calls to setupMaster() (Ryan Graham)

  • cluster: centralize removal from workers list. (Julien Gilli)

  • cluster: enable error/message events using .worker (cjihrig)

  • cluster: include settings object in 'setup' event (Ryan Graham)

  • cluster: restore v0.10.x setupMaster() behaviour (Ryan Graham)

  • cluster: support options in Worker constructor (cjihrig)

  • cluster: test events emit on cluster.worker (Sam Roberts)

  • console: console.dir() accepts options object (Xavi Magrinyà)

  • crypto: add honorCipherOrder argument (Fedor Indutny)

  • crypto: allow padding in RSA methods (Fedor Indutny)

  • crypto: clarify RandomBytes() error msg (Mickael van der Beek)

  • crypto: never store pointer to conn in SSL_CTX (Fedor Indutny)

  • crypto: unsigned value can't be negative (Brian White)

  • dgram: remove new keyword from errnoException (Jackson Tian)

  • dns: always set variable family in lookup() (cjihrig)

  • dns: include host name in error message if available (Maciej Małecki)

  • dns: introduce lookupService function (Saúl Ibarra Corretgé)

  • dns: send lookup c-ares errors to callback (Chris Dickinson)

  • dns: throw if hostname is not string or falsey (cjihrig)

  • events: Output the event that is leaking (Arnout Kazemier)

  • fs: close file if fstat() fails in readFile() (cjihrig)

  • fs: fs.readFile should not throw uncaughtException (Jackson Tian)

  • http: add 308 status_code, see RFC7238 (Yazhong Liu)

  • http: don't default OPTIONS to chunked encoding (Nick Muerdter)

  • http: fix bailout for writeHead (Alex Kocharin)

  • http: remove unused code block (Fedor Indutny)

  • http: write() after end() emits an error. (Julien Gilli)

  • lib, src: add vm.runInDebugContext() (Ben Noordhuis)

  • lib: noisy deprecation of child_process customFds (Ryan Graham)

  • module: don't require fs several times (Robert Kowalski)

  • net,dgram: workers can listen on exclusive ports (cjihrig)

  • net,stream: add isPaused, don't read() when paused (Chris Dickinson)

  • net: Ensure consistent binding to IPV6 if address is absent (Raymond Feng)

  • net: add remoteFamily for socket (Jackson Tian)

  • net: don't emit listening if handle is closed (Eli Skeggs)

  • net: don't prefer IPv4 addresses during resolution (cjihrig)

  • net: don't throw on net.Server.close() (cjihrig)

  • net: reset errorEmitted on reconnect (Ed Umansky)

  • node: set names for prototype methods (Trevor Norris)

  • node: support v8 microtask queue (Vladimir Kurchatkin)

  • path: fix slice OOB in trim (Lucio M. Tato)

  • path: isAbsolute() should always return boolean (Herman Lee)

  • process: throw TypeError if kill pid not a number (Sam Roberts)

  • querystring: custom encode and decode (fengmk2)

  • querystring: do not add sep for empty array (cjihrig)

  • querystring: remove prepended ? from query field (Ezequiel Rabinovich)

  • readline: fix close event of readline.Interface() (Yazhong Liu)

  • readline: fixes scoping bug (Dan Kaplun)

  • readline: implements keypress buffering (Dan Kaplun)

  • repl: fix multi-line input (Fedor Indutny)

  • repl: fix overwrite for this._prompt (Yazhong Liu)

  • repl: proper setPrompt() and multiline support (Fedor Indutny)

  • stream: don't try to finish if buffer is not empty (Vladimir Kurchatkin)

  • stream: only end reading on null, not undefined (Jonathan Reem)

  • streams: set default hwm properly for Duplex (Andrew Oppenlander)

  • string_bytes: ucs2 support big endian (Andrew Low)

  • tls, crypto: add DHE support (Shigeki Ohtsu)

  • tls: checkServerIdentity option (Trevor Livingston)

  • tls: add DHE-RSA-AES128-SHA256 to the def ciphers (Shigeki Ohtsu)

  • tls: better error reporting at cert validation (Fedor Indutny)

  • tls: support multiple keys/certs (Fedor Indutny)

  • tls: throw an error, not string (Jackson Tian)

  • udp: make it possible to receive empty udp packets (Andrius Bentkus)

  • url: treat the same as / (isaacs)

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:52:44 UTC - release

2014.09.16, Version 0.10.32 (Stable)

  • npm: Update to 1.4.28

  • v8: fix a crash introduced by previous release (Fedor Indutny)

  • configure: add --openssl-no-asm flag (Fedor Indutny)

  • crypto: use domains for any callback-taking method (Chris Dickinson)

  • http: do not send 0rnrn in TE HEAD responses (Fedor Indutny)

  • querystring: fix unescape override (Tristan Berger)

  • url: Add support for RFC 3490 separators (Mathias Bynens)

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:12:08 UTC - release

2014.08.19, Version 0.10.31 (Stable)

  • v8: backport CVE-2013-6668

  • openssl: Update to v1.0.1i

  • npm: Update to v1.4.23

  • cluster: disconnect should not be synchronous (Sam Roberts)

  • fs: fix fs.readFileSync fd leak when get RangeError (Jackson Tian)

  • stream: fix Readable.wrap objectMode falsy values (James Halliday)

  • timers: fix timers with non-integer delay hanging. (Julien Gilli)

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:00:00 UTC - vulnerability

A memory corruption vulnerability, which results in a denial-of-service, was identified in the versions of V8 that ship with Node.js 0.8 and 0.10. In certain circumstances, a particularly deep recursive workload that may trigger a GC and receive an interrupt may overflow the stack and result in a segmentation fault. For instance, if your work load involves successive JSON.parse calls and the parsed objects are significantly deep, you may experience the process aborting while parsing.

This issue was identified by Tom Steele of ^Lift Security and Fedor Indunty, Node.js Core Team member worked closely with the V8 team to find our resolution.

The V8 issue is described here

It has landed in the Node repository here:

And has been released in the following versions:

The Fix

The backport of the fix for Node.js is

diff --git a/deps/v8/src/isolate.h b/deps/v8/src/isolate.h
index b90191d..2769ca7 100644
--- a/deps/v8/src/isolate.h
+++ b/deps/v8/src/isolate.h
@@ -1392,14 +1392,9 @@ class StackLimitCheck BASE_EMBEDDED {
   explicit StackLimitCheck(Isolate* isolate) : isolate_(isolate) { }

-  bool HasOverflowed() const {
+  inline bool HasOverflowed() const {
     StackGuard* stack_guard = isolate_->stack_guard();
-    // Stack has overflowed in C++ code only if stack pointer exceeds the C++
-    // stack guard and the limits are not set to interrupt values.
-    // TODO(214): Stack overflows are ignored if a interrupt is pending. This
-    // code should probably always use the initial C++ limit.
-    return (reinterpret_cast<uintptr_t>(this) < stack_guard->climit()) &&
-           stack_guard->IsStackOverflow();
+    return reinterpret_cast<uintptr_t>(this) < stack_guard->real_climit();
   Isolate* isolate_;


The best course of action is to patch or upgrade Node.js.


To mitigate against deep JSON parsing you can limit the size of the string you parse against, or ban clients who trigger a RangeError for parsing JSON.

There is no specific maximum size of a JSON string, though keeping the max to the size of your known message bodies is suggested. If your message bodies cannot be over 20K, there's no reason to accept 1MB bodies.

For web frameworks that do automatic JSON parsing, you may need to configure the routes that accept JSON payloads to have a maximum body size.

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