Node.js 5.7 Released Ahead of Impending OpenSSL Updates


Once again, OpenSSL fixes must be evaluated by keepers of the popular server-side JavaScript platform.

The Node.js Foundation is gearing up this week for fixes to OpenSSL that could mean updates to Node.js itself. Releases to OpenSSL due on Tuesday will fix defects deemed to be of “high” severity, Rod Vagg, foundation technical steering committee director, said in a blog post on Monday. Within a day of the OpenSSL releases, the Node.js crypto team will assess their impacts, saying, “Please be prepared for the possibility of important updates to Node.js v0.10, v0.12, v4 and v5 soon after Tuesday, the 1st of March.”

The latest OpenSSL developments follow the release of Node.js 5.7.0, which is clearing a path for the upcoming Node.js 6. 

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