OpenSSL 3.0.7 update assessment

Rafael Gonzaga


The vulnerability in the OpenSSL Security Advisory of Dec 13 2022 do not affect any active Node.js release lines.


Our assessment of the security advisory is:

X.509 Policy Constraints Double Locking (CVE-2022-3996)

Node.js doesn't call OpenSSL as a separate process (so the possibility to use the -policy flag is invalid), nor call the functions X509_VERIFY_PARAM_add0_policy() and X509_VERIFY_PARAM_set1_policies(). Therefore, Node.js is not affected by this vulnerability.

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