FreeBSD : Apache -- Denial of service vulnerability in HTTP/2 (e182c076-c189-11e8-a6d2-b499baebfeaf)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117724

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

The Apache httpd project reports :

low: DoS for HTTP/2 connections by continuous SETTINGS

By sending continous SETTINGS frames of maximum size an ongoing HTTP/2 connection could be kept busy and would never time out. This can be abused for a DoS on the server. This only affect a server that has enabled the h2 protocol.

Solution

Update the affected package.

See Also

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_24.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?726f0f45

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117724

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e182c076c18911e8a6d2b499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2018/09/27

Updated: 2019/01/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/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: 2018/09/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11763