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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-06

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-06
Posted Dec 5, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-6 - Nghttp2 is vulnerable to a heap-use-after-free flaw in idle stream handling code. Versions less than 1.6.0 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2015-8659
SHA-256 | 5ef643701dd8344ec42fd5712c2d28e84fb926a021b12ebd07a57cce90126088

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-06

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Severity: Normal
Title: nghttp2: Heap-use-after-free
Date: December 04, 2016
Bugs: #569518
ID: 201612-06

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Synopsis
========

Nghttp2 is vulnerable to a heap-use-after-free flaw in idle stream
handling code.

Background
==========

Nghttp2 is an implementation of HTTP/2 and its header compression
algorithm HPACK in C.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 net-libs/nghttp2 < 1.6.0 >= 1.6.0

Description
===========

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.

Resolution
==========

All nghttp2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/nghttp2-1.6.0"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2015-8659
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8659

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-06

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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