Amazon Linux 2 : mod_http2 (ALAS-2020-1493)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 140635

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2020-1493 advisory.

- Apache HTTP Server versions 2.4.20 to 2.4.43 When trace/debug was enabled for the HTTP/2 module and on certain traffic edge patterns, logging statements were made on the wrong connection, causing concurrent use of memory pools. Configuring the LogLevel of mod_http2 above info will mitigate this vulnerability for unpatched servers. (CVE-2020-11993)

- Apache HTTP Server versions 2.4.20 to 2.4.43. A specially crafted value for the 'Cache-Digest' header in a HTTP/2 request would result in a crash when the server actually tries to HTTP/2 PUSH a resource afterwards. Configuring the HTTP/2 feature via H2Push off will mitigate this vulnerability for unpatched servers. (CVE-2020-9490)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update mod_http2' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1493.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-11993

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-9490

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140635

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1493.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/09/17

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-9490

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: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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/09/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-9490, CVE-2020-11993

ALAS: 2020-1493