GLSA-201612-13 : nghttp2: Denial of Service

low Nessus Plugin ID 95528
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-13 (nghttp2: Denial of Service)

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

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.
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/nghttp2-1.7.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 95528

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-13.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 12/5/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

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:gentoo:linux:nghttp2, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/5/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/6/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1544

GLSA: 201612-13