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CVE-2016-8740 Detail

Current Description

The mod_http2 module in the Apache HTTP Server 2.4.17 through 2.4.23, when the Protocols configuration includes h2 or h2c, does not restrict request-header length, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via crafted CONTINUATION frames in an HTTP/2 request.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/05/2016
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/140023/Apache-HTTPD-Web-Server-2.4.23-Memory-Exhaustion.html Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-1415.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94650 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037388 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1161
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1413
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1414
https://github.com/apache/httpd/commit/29c63b786ae028d82405421585e91283c8fa0da3 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbux03725en_us
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-36
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20180423-0001/
https://support.apple.com/HT208221
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40909/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2017-04

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8740
NVD Published Date:
12/05/2016
NVD Last Modified:
04/24/2018