Amazon Linux AMI : nginx (ALAS-2018-1125)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119688

Synopsis

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

Description

nginx before versions 1.15.6 and 1.14.1 has a vulnerability in the implementation of HTTP/2 that can allow for excessive memory consumption. This issue affects nginx compiled with the ngx_http_v2_module (not compiled by default) if the 'http2' option of the 'listen' directive is used in a configuration file.
(CVE-2018-16843)

nginx before versions 1.15.6 and 1.14.1 has a vulnerability in the implementation of HTTP/2 that can allow for excessive CPU usage. This issue affects nginx compiled with the ngx_http_v2_module (not compiled by default) if the 'http2' option of the 'listen' directive is used in a configuration file. (CVE-2018-16844)

Solution

Run 'yum update nginx' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-1125.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119688

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1125.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/17

Updated: 2018/12/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-all-modules, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-http-geoip, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-http-image-filter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-http-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-http-xslt-filter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-mail, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-stream, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16843, CVE-2018-16844

ALAS: 2018-1125