GLSA-201406-20 : nginx: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76179


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-20 (nginx: Arbitrary code execution)

A bug in the SPDY implementation in nginx was found which might cause a heap memory buffer overflow in a worker process by using a specially crafted request. The SPDY implementation is not enabled in default configurations.
Impact :

A remote attacker could cause execution of arbitrary code by using a specially crafted request.
Workaround :

Disable the spdy module in NGINX_MODULES_HTTP.


All nginx users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/nginx-1.4.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76179

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/23

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nginx, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0133

BID: 66537

OSVDB: 104711

GLSA: 201406-20