Vulnerability CVE-2019-9515


Published: 2019-08-13

Description:
Some HTTP/2 implementations are vulnerable to a settings flood, potentially leading to a denial of service. The attacker sends a stream of SETTINGS frames to the peer. Since the RFC requires that the peer reply with one acknowledgement per SETTINGS frame, an empty SETTINGS frame is almost equivalent in behavior to a ping. Depending on how efficiently this data is queued, this can consume excess CPU, memory, or both.

Type:

CWE-400

(Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion'))

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.8/10
6.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Complete
Affected software
Apple -> Swiftnio 
Apache -> Traffic server 

 References:
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2019/Aug/16
https://github.com/Netflix/security-bulletins/blob/master/advisories/third-party/2019-002.md
https://kb.cert.org/vuls/id/605641/
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/392108390cef48af647a2e47b7fd5380e050e35ae8d1aa2030254c04@%3Cusers.trafficserver.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/ad3d01e767199c1aed8033bb6b3f5bf98c011c7c536f07a5d34b3c19@%3Cannounce.trafficserver.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/bde52309316ae798186d783a5e29f4ad1527f61c9219a289d0eee0a7@%3Cdev.trafficserver.apache.org%3E
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/4ZQGHE3WTYLYAYJEIDJVF2FIGQTAYPMC/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/CMNFX5MNYRWWIMO4BTKYQCGUDMHO3AXP/
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Aug/24
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Aug/43
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190823-0005/
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K50233772
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4508
https://www.synology.com/security/advisory/Synology_SA_19_33

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