Weekly Update - Jul 3rd, 2015

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Weekly Update - Jul 3rd, 2015

by Yosuke Furukawa (@yosuke-furukawa),

io.js and Node.js News — July 3rd

Important patches for io.js 1.8 and 2.3 and upcoming events.

io.js 1.8 and 2.3 Releases

This week we have three io.js releases: v2.3.2 and two following important security patches v1.8.3 and v2.3.3 , complete changelog from previous releases can be found on GitHub with the v1.x changelog here .

Notable Changes

1.8.3

Maintenance release

  • v8 : Fixed an out-of-band write in utf8 decoder. This is an important security update as it can be used to cause a denial of service attack.
  • openssl : Upgrade to 1.0.2b and 1.0.2c, introduces DHE man-in-the-middle protection (Logjam) and fixes malformed ECParameters causing infinite loop (CVE-2015-1788). See the security advisory for full details. (Shigeki Ohtsu) #1950 #1958
  • build :
    • Added support for compiling with Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
    • Started building and distributing headers*only tarballs along with binaries

2.3.2

  • build :
    • Added support for compiling with Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
    • Started building and distributing headers-only tarballs along with binaries

2.3.3

  • deps : Fixed an out-of-band write in utf8 decoder. This is an important security update as it can be used to cause a denial of service attack.

Known Issues

See https://github.com/nodejs/io.js/labels/confirmed-bug for complete and current list of known issues.

  • Some problems with unreferenced timers running during beforeExit are still to be resolved. See #1264 .
  • Surrogate pair in REPL can freeze terminal. #690
  • process.send() is not synchronous as the docs suggest, a regression introduced in 1.0.2, see #760 .
  • Calling dns.setServers() while a DNS query is in progress can cause the process to crash on a failed assertion. #894
  • url.resolve may transfer the auth portion of the url when resolving between two full hosts, see #1435 .

Community Updates

  • Yosuke Furukawa will give a talk about the past, present, and future of Node.js in YAPC Asia 2015 , the largest conference in Japan's programming community. It will be hosted at Tokyo on August 20th - 22nd and his talk will specifically be on the 22nd. Details of the talk can be found here .
  • A security issue is found in v8 that can be used for DoS attacks against Node.js applications and servers running 0.12 and all versions of io.js. Critical security upgrades (Node.js v0.12.6, io.js 2.3.3 and io.js 1.8.3 ) have been released. Also, details about the issue can be found on one of our Medium post . If you're running v1.8.2 or below, or v2.3.2 or below, please update them to io.js versions 1.8.3 and 2.3.3.

Upcoming Events

  • CascadiaJS tickets are on sale, July 8th - 10th at Washington State
  • BrazilJS Conf tickets are on sale, August 21st - 22nd at Shopping Center BarraShoppingSul
  • NodeConf EU tickets are on sale, September 6th - 9th at Waterford, Ireland
  • Node.js Italian Conference tickets are on sale, October 10th at Desenzano - Brescia, Italy
  • JSConf CO , October 16th - 17th at Ruta N, Medellin




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