Debian DLA-1572-1 : nginx security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 118839


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a denial of service (DoS)
vulnerability in the nginx web/proxy server.

As there was no validation for the size of a 64-bit atom in an MP4
file, this could have led to a CPU hog when the size was 0, or various
other problems due to integer underflow when the calculating atom data
size, including segmentation faults or even worker-process memory

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in nginx version

We recommend that you upgrade your nginx packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description
block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted
to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without
introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118839

File Name: debian_DLA-1572.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/09

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx-extras, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx-extras-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx-full, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx-full-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx-light, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nginx-light-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16845

IAVB: 2018-B-0143