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Security Bulletin: Current Release of IBM® SDK for Node.js™ is affected by CVE-2014-5256

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V8 JavaScript engine denial of service vulnerability

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-5256

DESCRIPTION: V8 shipped with Node.js is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory corruption error. By sending an overly long JSON string, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a segmentation fault.

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.0.5 and earlier


IBM SDK for Node.js v1.1.0.6 and later

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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Change History

28 August 2014: 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

Modified date:
08 August 2018