Slackware Linux 15.0 / current nghttp2 Vulnerability (SSA:2023-284-02)

high Nessus Plugin ID 182878


The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to nghttp2.


The version of nghttp2 installed on the remote host is prior to 1.57.0. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2023-284-02 advisory.

- The HTTP/2 protocol allows a denial of service (server resource consumption) because request cancellation can reset many streams quickly, as exploited in the wild in August through October 2023. (CVE-2023-44487)

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


Upgrade the affected nghttp2 package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 182878

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2023-284-02.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 10/11/2023

Updated: 2/23/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-44487


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

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:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:nghttp2, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 10/31/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-44487

IAVB: 2023-B-0083-S