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Security Bulletin: Current Releases of IBM® SDK for Node.js™ are affected by CVE-2015-8851

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Summary

Unsafe fallback to Math.random() in module node-uuid, used by the npm package management tool

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-8851
Description: node.js node-uuid could provide weaker than expected, caused by the use of Math.random() instead of a more cryptographically sound source of entropy. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112166 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/UI:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

The node-uuid module included in IBM SDK for Node.js is a bundled dependency of the Node Package Manager (npm). This module instance is not normally exposed to end users of IBM SDK for Node.js.

Affected Products and Versions

These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.0.20 and previous releases.
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK for Node.js v1.2.0.10 and previous releases.
These vulnerabilities affect IBM SDK for Node.js v4.3.2.0 and previous releases.

Remediation/Fixes

The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.1.0 and subsequent releases.
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK for Node.js v1.2.0.11 and subsequent releases.
The fixes for these vulnerabilities are included in IBM SDK for Node.js v4.4.0.0 and subsequent releases.

IBM SDK for Node.js can be downloaded, subject to the terms of the developerWorks license, from here.

IBM customers requiring an update for an SDK shipped with an IBM product should contact IBM support, and/or refer to the appropriate product security bulletin.

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References

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Change History

April 18 2016: Original version published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

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Document information

More support for: IBM SDK for Node.js
npm

Software version: 1.1, 1.2, 4.0

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1981528

Modified date: 18 April 2016