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CVE-2018-16844 Detail

Current Description

nginx before versions 1.15.6 and 1.14.1 has a vulnerability in the implementation of HTTP/2 that can allow for excessive CPU usage. This issue affects nginx compiled with the ngx_http_v2_module (not compiled by default) if the 'http2' option of the 'listen' directive is used in a configuration file.

Source:  MITRE
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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 (V3.0 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: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-09/msg00035.html
http://mailman.nginx.org/pipermail/nginx-announce/2018/000220.html Mailing List Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105868 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1042038 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3680 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3681 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-16844 Issue Tracking
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3812-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4335 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Uncontrolled Resource Consumption (CWE-400)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:nginx:nginx:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
1.9.5
Up to (excluding)
1.14.1
 cpe:2.3:a:nginx:nginx:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
1.15.0
Up to (including)
1.15.6

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16844
NVD Published Date:
11/07/2018
NVD Last Modified:
09/10/2019