GLSA-201612-06 : nghttp2: Heap-use-after-free

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95521


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-06 (nghttp2: Heap-use-after-free)

A heap-use-after-free vulnerability has been discovered in nghttp2.
Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
Impact :

The impact of the vulnerability is still unknown.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All nghttp2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/nghttp2-1.6.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95521

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/05

Modified: 2016/12/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nghttp2, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8659

GLSA: 201612-06