nghttp2: Heap-use-after-free — GLSA 201612-06

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

Affected Packages

net-libs/nghttp2 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.6.0
Unaffected versions >= 1.6.0

Background

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

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

Release Date
December 04, 2016

Latest Revision
December 04, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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