FreeBSD : nghttp2 -- Out of memory in nghttpd, nghttp, and libnghttp2_asio (07718e2b-d29d-11e5-a95f-b499baebfeaf)

low Nessus Plugin ID 88729
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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Nghttp2 reports :

Out of memory in nghttpd, nghttp, and libnghttp2_asio applications due to unlimited incoming HTTP header fields.

nghttpd, nghttp, and libnghttp2_asio applications do not limit the memory usage for the incoming HTTP header field. If peer sends specially crafted HTTP/2 HEADERS frames and CONTINUATION frames, they will crash with out of memory error.

Note that libnghttp2 itself is not affected by this vulnerability.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 88729

File Name: freebsd_pkg_07718e2bd29d11e5a95fb499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Published: 2/15/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:nghttp2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2/13/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1544