Debian dla-3799 : trafficserver - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 194430


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The remote Debian 10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dla-3799 advisory.

- HTTP/2 CONTINUATION DoS attack can cause Apache Traffic Server to consume more resources on the server.
Version from 8.0.0 through 8.1.9, from 9.0.0 through 9.2.3 are affected. Users can set a new setting (proxy.config.http2.max_continuation_frames_per_minute) to limit the number of CONTINUATION frames per minute. ATS does have a fixed amount of memory a request can use and ATS adheres to these limits in previous releases. Users are recommended to upgrade to versions 8.1.10 or 9.2.4 which fixes the issue.

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


Upgrade the trafficserver packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 194430

File Name: debian_DLA-3799.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/28/2024

Updated: 4/28/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-31309


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:trafficserver, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:trafficserver-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:trafficserver-experimental-plugins, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/3/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-31309