Amazon Linux AMI : nghttp2 (ALAS-2020-1404)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 139085

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

In nghttp2 before version 1.41.0, the overly large HTTP/2 SETTINGS frame payload causes denial of service. The proof of concept attack involves a malicious client constructing a SETTINGS frame with a length of 14,400 bytes (2400 individual settings entries) over and over again. The attack causes the CPU to spike at 100%. nghttp2 v1.41.0 fixes this vulnerability. There is a workaround to this vulnerability. Implement nghttp2_on_frame_recv_callback callback, and if received frame is SETTINGS frame and the number of settings entries are large (e.g., > 32), then drop the connection. (CVE-2020-11080)

Solution

Run 'yum update nghttp2' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2020-1404.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 139085

File Name: ala_ALAS-2020-1404.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/07/30

Updated: 2020/08/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libnghttp2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libnghttp2-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nghttp2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nghttp2-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/06/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-11080

ALAS: 2020-1404