December 2019 Security Releases Node.js

December 12th, 2019

The Node.js project will release new versions of all supported release lines on or shortly after Tuesday, December 17, 2019, UTC. The only update in these releases will be an updated version of npm addressing the vulnerability announced in

In the meantime, users should update to npm 6.13.4 by following the instructions provided in the npm advisory. As a general rule, avoid running npm in production environments.


All versions of Node.js are vulnerable including the LTS and current releases: Node.js 8 (LTS “Carbon”), Node.js 10 (LTS “Dubnium”) , Node.js 12 (LTS “Erbium”), and Node.js 13.

Release timing

Releases will be available at, or shortly after, Tuesday, December 17, 2019 UTC.

Contact and future updates

The current Node.js security policy can be found at

 Please follow the process outlined in if you wish to report a vulnerability in Node.js.

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