|Description||In nghttp2 before version 1.41.0, the overly large HTTP/2 SETTINGS frame payload causes denial of service. The proof of concept attack involves a malicious client constructing a SETTINGS frame with a length of 14,400 bytes (2400 individual settings entries) over and over again. The attack causes the CPU to spike at 100%. nghttp2 v1.41.0 fixes this vulnerability. There is a workaround to this vulnerability. Implement nghttp2_on_frame_recv_callback callback, and if received frame is SETTINGS frame and the number of settings entries are large (e.g., > 32), then drop the connection.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|nghttp2 (PTS)||buster, buster (security)||1.36.0-2+deb10u1||vulnerable|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
[buster] - nghttp2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - nodejs <ignored> (Nodejs in stretch not covered by security support)
[jessie] - nodejs <end-of-life> (Nodejs in jessie not covered by security support)