The files node.exe and node.js are installed as part of the Photoshop CC suite as part of the Creative Cloud component.
The version of node.exe currently installed is 0.10.36.0. According to Secunia PSI, the file is located at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\CCLibrary\libs\node.exe
Secunia PSI flags this version of node.exe as not secure and vulnerable to malware, and advises me to install version 0.10.40, which I believe is the latest available (and secure) version. My copy of Photoshop CC was recently updated to version 2015.0.1. I was hoping that the secure version of node.exe might have been included in the updated, but the old unsecure version is still there.
I don't want to manually update any module that's part of a larger installation, out of a concern that it could "break" something else. However, I currently have to set Secunia PSI to Ignore this program to avoid repeated warnings about it.
Are there any plans to update the Photoshop CC installation to incorporate the secure (0.10.40) version of node.exe?
Thanks for reporting this issue. We will update it inside Photoshop in our next update. The CC Libraries team has also been notified.
This continues to be a problem. The node.js versions included with new Creative Cloud updates are never secure as detected by Secunia PSI.
Same problem here. Node libraries are still in vulnerable versions.
I suggest to disable all node occourencies until Adobe secure it in next updates (still affected in may 2018 updates of Photoshop, Cloud Desktop and Dreamweaver), by renaming files.
The "export as" function has gone in Photoshop, but everything seems to work ... also it works better and faster without useless node libraries.
and again a problem in 2021.
An exploitable outdated version.
please fix it again
Node.js needs another update in Photoshop 2023 220.127.116.11. Please provide guidance on resolving CVE-2022-32223.
My apologies for not being more clear. The version of Node.js that comes with the latest version of Adobe Photoshop has security vulnerabilities and needs to be patched, which is the subject of this forum post. Users can be directly impacted by threat actors exploiting CVE-2022-32223. Is there another place I should post this concern? If so, should this entire thread be moved to a different location?
Instead of fearmongering, why don't you contact the Adobe Security Team? The version of node that is bundled with Adobe products may or may not be vulnerable, there could be modifications that mitigate any attack. None of us has enough information to determine whether an update is required (unless you have a CVE number or statement from Adobe saying that their version is affected.)
That is not fearmongering. Burke has a legitimate question and this is not a new vulnerability. Considering this situation has not improved in eight years, a valid reason to bring it up.
The root issue is (as indicated before) Adobe releases have already-outdated versions of software, and it is not patching it on time.
I have brought this up with the Adobe security team. Unfortunately, I get a standard "thank you for bringing this to our attention" response. I'm sorry you think that I'm fearmongering. I'm just doing my job.
Adobe has no interest in keeping background software current... apart from the skill | time needed it would make installing on old systems harder
My Creative Cloud applications were updated this morning, and I see that node.js has been updated to version 0.10.40.0. I and Secunia PSI are happy campers.
With the most recent update of the Creative Cloud component, Secunia PSI is once again glowing red and indicating that the installed version of node.js is out-of-date, unsecure, and vulnerable to malware. The version just installed was 18.104.22.168; the secure version is 4.4.2 or later.
Please notify your programmers of this, and ask them to make sure they keep up with the newest and safest versions of the components they use!
I'm looking forward to making Secunia PSI happy and my PC safe again.
I second the request to have "Creative Cloud" update node.js - MY Secunia is glowing red, also 🙂
Node.Js version 22.214.171.124 that came with the latest CC released was released early February. You should use the latest release or let us update node.js separately to avoid vulnerabilities.
Maybe Adobe should have a word with the guys at Secunia....
I have this issue as well (Node.js version 126.96.36.199 installed by CC is flagged as insecure by Secunia).
Two (sets of) questions:
Thanks for any insights . . .
I am showing an installed version of 4.4.3 and getting a message that it is insecure.
Like Douglas I would be happy if I could get rid of the node.js Server.
It's always using around 20% CPU on my notebook, so the fan is always running on a higher/louder level. Even if I don't use any Adobe app. It's pretty annoying.
If I kill it in task manager it will start up again soon after. Even if the Creative Cloud App is not running.
What is it used for?