Weekly Update - Oct 9th, 2015

Minwoo Jung (@jmwsoft)

Node.js News — October 9th

Node.js v4.1.2 is released

Node.js v4.1.2 Releases

This week we have one release: Node.js v4.1.2. complete changelog from previous releases can be found on GitHub.

Notable changes

  • http:
    • Fix out-of-order 'finish' event bug in pipelining that can abort execution, fixes DoS vulnerability CVE-2015-7384 (Fedor Indutny) #3128
    • Account for pending response data instead of just the data on the current request to decide whether pause the socket or not (Fedor Indutny) #3128
  • libuv: Upgraded from v1.7.4 to v1.7.5, see release notes for details (Saúl Ibarra Corretgé) #3010
    • A better rwlock implementation for all Windows versions
    • Improved AIX support

Known issues

See https://github.com/nodejs/node/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
  • 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.

Node.js Foundation Welcomes Red Hat as Newest Platinum Member

  • The Node.js Foundation, a community-led and industry-backed consortium to advance the development of the Node.js platform, announced Red Hat, Inc. has joined the Foundation as a Platinum member.
  • Red Hat joins platinum members, including Famous, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Microsoft and PayPal, to provide support in the adoption, development and long-term success of the Node.js project.

See https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/red-hat-joins-nodejs-foundation for more information.

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