FreeBSD : Apache httpd -- multiple vulnerabilities (457ce015-67fa-11e7-867f-b499baebfeaf)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 101540



The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Apache httpd project reports :

important: Read after free in mod_http2 (CVE-2017-9789) When under stress, closing many connections, the HTTP/2 handling code would sometimes access memory after it has been freed, resulting in potentially erratic behaviour.

important: Uninitialized memory reflection in mod_auth_digest (CVE-2017-9788)The value placeholder in [Proxy-]Authorization headers of type 'Digest' was not initialized or reset before or between successive key=value assignments. by mod_auth_digest. Providing an initial key with no '=' assignment could reflect the stale value of uninitialized pool memory used by the prior request, leading to leakage of potentially confidential information, and a segfault.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 101540

File Name: freebsd_pkg_457ce01567fa11e7867fb499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Published: 7/14/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:apache24, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 7/13/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/11/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9788, CVE-2017-9789