GLSA-201612-13 : nghttp2: Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-13
(nghttp2: Denial of Service)

Nghttpd, nghttp, and libnghttp2_asio applications do not limit the
memory usage for the incoming HTTP header field. If a peer sends a
specially crafted HTTP/2 HEADERS frame and CONTINUATION frame, they will
crash with an out of memory error.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-13

Solution :

All nghttp2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/nghttp2-1.7.1'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95528 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1544

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