Debian dla-3804 : libnghttp2-14 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 194852


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-3804 advisory.

- nghttp2 is an implementation of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 2 in C. The nghttp2 library prior to version 1.61.0 keeps reading the unbounded number of HTTP/2 CONTINUATION frames even after a stream is reset to keep HPACK context in sync. This causes excessive CPU usage to decode HPACK stream. nghttp2 v1.61.0 mitigates this vulnerability by limiting the number of CONTINUATION frames it accepts per stream.
There is no workaround for this vulnerability. (CVE-2024-28182)

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


Upgrade the libnghttp2-14 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 194852

File Name: debian_DLA-3804.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/30/2024

Updated: 4/30/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-28182


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nghttp2-server, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nghttp2-proxy, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnghttp2-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnghttp2-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nghttp2-client, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nghttp2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnghttp2-14

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/30/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/4/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-28182