Oracle Linux 8 : nginx:1.14 (ELSA-2019-2799) (0-Length Headers Leak) (Data Dribble) (Resource Loop)

high Nessus Plugin ID 129087


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2019:2799 :

An update for the nginx:1.14 module is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Nginx is a web server and a reverse proxy server for HTTP, SMTP, POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) and IMAP protocols, with a focus on high concurrency, performance and low memory usage.

Security Fix(es) :

* HTTP/2: large amount of data request leads to denial of service (CVE-2019-9511)

* HTTP/2: flood using PRIORITY frames resulting in excessive resource consumption (CVE-2019-9513)

* HTTP/2: 0-length headers leads to denial of service (CVE-2019-9516)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.


Update the affected nginx:1.14 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129087

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2019-2799.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/20/2019

Updated: 12/27/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nginx, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nginx-all-modules, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nginx-filesystem, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nginx-mod-http-image-filter, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nginx-mod-http-perl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nginx-mod-http-xslt-filter, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nginx-mod-mail, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nginx-mod-stream, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/13/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9511, CVE-2019-9513, CVE-2019-9516

RHSA: 2019:2799