Amazon Linux 2 : mod_http2 (ALAS-2018-1104)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118835

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

In Apache HTTP Server, by sending continuous, large SETTINGS frames a client can occupy a connection, server thread and CPU time without any connection timeout coming to effect. This affects only HTTP/2 connections. A possible mitigation is to not enable the h2 protocol.(CVE-2018-11763)

Solution

Run 'yum update mod_http2' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2018-1104.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118835

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1104.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/09

Updated: 2019/01/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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:amazon:linux:mod_http2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod_http2-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11763

ALAS: 2018-1104