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

High Nessus Plugin ID 117724


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


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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117724

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e182c076c18911e8a6d2b499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/09/27

Modified: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

IAVA: 2018-A-0310