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Recent F5 Networks Nginx Security Advisories

Advisory Title Published
K80055530 K80055530: NGINX NJS vulnerability CVE-2022-43286 November 7, 2022
K81926432 K81926432: NGINX ngx_http_mp4_module vulnerability CVE-2022-41741 October 19, 2022
K28112382 K28112382: NGINX ngx_http_mp4_module vulnerability CVE-2022-41742 October 19, 2022
K49237345 K49237345: BIG-IP Advanced WAF, ASM, and NGINX App Protect WAF XML encoding security exposure October 19, 2022
K01112063 K01112063: NGINX ngx_http_hls_module vulnerability CVE-2022-41743 October 19, 2022
K67397230 K67397230: BIG-IP ASM, F5 Advanced WAF, and NGINX App Protect normalizing security exposure May 4, 2022
K11455641 K11455641: NGINX LDAP Reference Implementation security exposure April 13, 2022
K30911244 K30911244: Advanced WAF, BIG-IP ASM, and NGINX App Protect attack signature check failure February 15, 2022
K41503304 K41503304: Advanced WAF, BIG-IP ASM, and NGINX App Protect attack signature bypass security exposure January 19, 2022
K57735782 K57735782: NGINX Controller API Management vulnerability CVE-2020-23008 January 19, 2022

By the Year

In 2023 there have been 0 vulnerabilities in F5 Networks Nginx . Last year Nginx had 6 security vulnerabilities published. Right now, Nginx is on track to have less security vulnerabilities in 2023 than it did last year.

Year Vulnerabilities Average Score
2023 0 0.00
2022 6 6.47
2021 2 8.75
2020 1 5.30
2019 4 6.58
2018 3 7.03

It may take a day or so for new Nginx vulnerabilities to show up in the stats or in the list of recent security vulnerabilties. Additionally vulnerabilities may be tagged under a different product or component name.

Recent F5 Networks Nginx Security Vulnerabilities

NGINX Open Source before versions 1.23.2 and 1.22.1, NGINX Open Source Subscription before versions R2 P1 and R1 P1, and NGINX Plus before versions R27 P1 and R26 P1 have a vulnerability in the module ngx_http_mp4_module

CVE-2022-41741 7.8 - High - October 19, 2022

NGINX Open Source before versions 1.23.2 and 1.22.1, NGINX Open Source Subscription before versions R2 P1 and R1 P1, and NGINX Plus before versions R27 P1 and R26 P1 have a vulnerability in the module ngx_http_mp4_module that might allow a local attacker to corrupt NGINX worker memory, resulting in its termination or potential other impact using a specially crafted audio or video file. The issue affects only NGINX products that are built with the ngx_http_mp4_module, when the mp4 directive is used in the configuration file. Further, the attack is possible only if an attacker can trigger processing of a specially crafted audio or video file with the module ngx_http_mp4_module.

Memory Corruption

NGINX Open Source before versions 1.23.2 and 1.22.1, NGINX Open Source Subscription before versions R2 P1 and R1 P1, and NGINX Plus before versions R27 P1 and R26 P1 have a vulnerability in the module ngx_http_mp4_module

CVE-2022-41742 7.1 - High - October 19, 2022

NGINX Open Source before versions 1.23.2 and 1.22.1, NGINX Open Source Subscription before versions R2 P1 and R1 P1, and NGINX Plus before versions R27 P1 and R26 P1 have a vulnerability in the module ngx_http_mp4_module that might allow a local attacker to cause a worker process crash, or might result in worker process memory disclosure by using a specially crafted audio or video file. The issue affects only NGINX products that are built with the module ngx_http_mp4_module, when the mp4 directive is used in the configuration file. Further, the attack is possible only if an attacker can trigger processing of a specially crafted audio or video file with the module ngx_http_mp4_module.

Memory Corruption

Nginx NJS v0.7.7 was discovered to contain a segmentation violation

CVE-2022-38890 5.5 - Medium - September 15, 2022

Nginx NJS v0.7.7 was discovered to contain a segmentation violation via njs_utf8_next at src/njs_utf8.h

Out-of-bounds Read

Nginx NJS v0.7.2 was discovered to contain a segmentation violation in the function njs_string_offset at src/njs_string.c.

CVE-2022-31307 5.5 - Medium - June 21, 2022

Nginx NJS v0.7.2 was discovered to contain a segmentation violation in the function njs_string_offset at src/njs_string.c.

Dangling pointer

Nginx NJS v0.7.2 was discovered to contain a segmentation violation in the function njs_vmcode_interpreter at src/njs_vmcode.c.

CVE-2022-32414 5.5 - Medium - June 21, 2022

Nginx NJS v0.7.2 was discovered to contain a segmentation violation in the function njs_vmcode_interpreter at src/njs_vmcode.c.

Dangling pointer

ALPACA is an application layer protocol content confusion attack

CVE-2021-3618 7.4 - High - March 23, 2022

ALPACA is an application layer protocol content confusion attack, exploiting TLS servers implementing different protocols but using compatible certificates, such as multi-domain or wildcard certificates. A MiTM attacker having access to victim's traffic at the TCP/IP layer can redirect traffic from one subdomain to another, resulting in a valid TLS session. This breaks the authentication of TLS and cross-protocol attacks may be possible where the behavior of one protocol service may compromise the other at the application layer.

Improper Certificate Validation

NGINX before 1.13.6 has a buffer overflow for years

CVE-2017-20005 9.8 - Critical - June 06, 2021

NGINX before 1.13.6 has a buffer overflow for years that exceed four digits, as demonstrated by a file with a modification date in 1969 that causes an integer overflow (or a false modification date far in the future), when encountered by the autoindex module.

Integer Overflow or Wraparound

A security issue in nginx resolver was identified, which might

CVE-2021-23017 7.7 - High - June 01, 2021

A security issue in nginx resolver was identified, which might allow an attacker who is able to forge UDP packets from the DNS server to cause 1-byte memory overwrite, resulting in worker process crash or potential other impact.

off-by-five

NGINX before 1.17.7, with certain error_page configurations

CVE-2019-20372 5.3 - Medium - January 09, 2020

NGINX before 1.17.7, with certain error_page configurations, allows HTTP request smuggling, as demonstrated by the ability of an attacker to read unauthorized web pages in environments where NGINX is being fronted by a load balancer.

HTTP Request Smuggling

nginx http proxy module does not verify peer identity of https origin server

CVE-2011-4968 4.8 - Medium - November 19, 2019

nginx http proxy module does not verify peer identity of https origin server which could facilitate man-in-the-middle attack (MITM)

Improper Input Validation

Some HTTP/2 implementations are vulnerable to a header leak, potentially leading to a denial of service

CVE-2019-9516 6.5 - Medium - August 13, 2019

Some HTTP/2 implementations are vulnerable to a header leak, potentially leading to a denial of service. The attacker sends a stream of headers with a 0-length header name and 0-length header value, optionally Huffman encoded into 1-byte or greater headers. Some implementations allocate memory for these headers and keep the allocation alive until the session dies. This can consume excess memory.

Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

Some HTTP/2 implementations are vulnerable to resource loops, potentially leading to a denial of service

CVE-2019-9513 7.5 - High - August 13, 2019

Some HTTP/2 implementations are vulnerable to resource loops, potentially leading to a denial of service. The attacker creates multiple request streams and continually shuffles the priority of the streams in a way that causes substantial churn to the priority tree. This can consume excess CPU.

Some HTTP/2 implementations are vulnerable to window size manipulation and stream prioritization manipulation

CVE-2019-9511 7.5 - High - August 13, 2019

Some HTTP/2 implementations are vulnerable to window size manipulation and stream prioritization manipulation, potentially leading to a denial of service. The attacker requests a large amount of data from a specified resource over multiple streams. They manipulate window size and stream priority to force the server to queue the data in 1-byte chunks. Depending on how efficiently this data is queued, this can consume excess CPU, memory, or both.

Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

nginx before versions 1.15.6, 1.14.1 has a vulnerability in the ngx_http_mp4_module, which might

CVE-2018-16845 6.1 - Medium - November 07, 2018

nginx before versions 1.15.6, 1.14.1 has a vulnerability in the ngx_http_mp4_module, which might allow an attacker to cause infinite loop in a worker process, cause a worker process crash, or might result in worker process memory disclosure by using a specially crafted mp4 file. The issue only affects nginx if it is built with the ngx_http_mp4_module (the module is not built by default) and the .mp4. directive is used in the configuration file. Further, the attack is only possible if an attacker is able to trigger processing of a specially crafted mp4 file with the ngx_http_mp4_module.

Resource Exhaustion

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

CVE-2018-16844 7.5 - High - November 07, 2018

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.

Resource Exhaustion

nginx before versions 1.15.6 and 1.14.1 has a vulnerability in the implementation of HTTP/2 that can allow for excessive memory consumption

CVE-2018-16843 7.5 - High - November 07, 2018

nginx before versions 1.15.6 and 1.14.1 has a vulnerability in the implementation of HTTP/2 that can allow for excessive memory consumption. 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.

Resource Exhaustion

Nginx versions since 0.5.6 up to and including 1.13.2 are vulnerable to integer overflow vulnerability in nginx range filter module resulting into leak of potentially sensitive information triggered by specially crafted request.

CVE-2017-7529 7.5 - High - July 13, 2017

Nginx versions since 0.5.6 up to and including 1.13.2 are vulnerable to integer overflow vulnerability in nginx range filter module resulting into leak of potentially sensitive information triggered by specially crafted request.

Integer Overflow or Wraparound

os/unix/ngx_files.c in nginx before 1.10.1 and 1.11.x before 1.11.1

CVE-2016-4450 7.5 - High - June 07, 2016

os/unix/ngx_files.c in nginx before 1.10.1 and 1.11.x before 1.11.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and worker process crash) via a crafted request, involving writing a client request body to a temporary file.

NULL Pointer Dereference

The resolver in nginx before 1.8.1 and 1.9.x before 1.9.10

CVE-2016-0742 7.5 - High - February 15, 2016

The resolver in nginx before 1.8.1 and 1.9.x before 1.9.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference and worker process crash) via a crafted UDP DNS response.

NULL Pointer Dereference

Use-after-free vulnerability in the resolver in nginx 0.6.18 through 1.8.0 and 1.9.x before 1.9.10

CVE-2016-0746 9.8 - Critical - February 15, 2016

Use-after-free vulnerability in the resolver in nginx 0.6.18 through 1.8.0 and 1.9.x before 1.9.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (worker process crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted DNS response related to CNAME response processing.

Dangling pointer

The resolver in nginx before 1.8.1 and 1.9.x before 1.9.10 does not properly limit CNAME resolution, which

CVE-2016-0747 5.3 - Medium - February 15, 2016

The resolver in nginx before 1.8.1 and 1.9.x before 1.9.10 does not properly limit CNAME resolution, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (worker process resource consumption) via vectors related to arbitrary name resolution.

Resource Exhaustion

The STARTTLS implementation in mail/ngx_mail_smtp_handler.c in the SMTP proxy in nginx 1.5.x and 1.6.x before 1.6.1 and 1.7.x before 1.7.4 does not properly restrict I/O buffering, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to insert commands into encrypted SMTP sessions by sending a cleartext command

CVE-2014-3556 - December 29, 2014

The STARTTLS implementation in mail/ngx_mail_smtp_handler.c in the SMTP proxy in nginx 1.5.x and 1.6.x before 1.6.1 and 1.7.x before 1.7.4 does not properly restrict I/O buffering, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to insert commands into encrypted SMTP sessions by sending a cleartext command that is processed after TLS is in place, related to a "plaintext command injection" attack, a similar issue to CVE-2011-0411.

Command Injection

nginx 0.5.6 through 1.7.4, when using the same shared ssl_session_cache or ssl_session_ticket_key for multiple servers, can reuse a cached SSL session for an unrelated context, which

CVE-2014-3616 - December 08, 2014

nginx 0.5.6 through 1.7.4, when using the same shared ssl_session_cache or ssl_session_ticket_key for multiple servers, can reuse a cached SSL session for an unrelated context, which allows remote attackers with certain privileges to conduct "virtual host confusion" attacks.

Insufficient Session Expiration

The SPDY implementation in the ngx_http_spdy_module module in nginx 1.5.10 before 1.5.11, when running on a 32-bit platform

CVE-2014-0088 - April 29, 2014

The SPDY implementation in the ngx_http_spdy_module module in nginx 1.5.10 before 1.5.11, when running on a 32-bit platform, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted request.

Buffer Overflow

Heap-based buffer overflow in the SPDY implementation in nginx 1.3.15 before 1.4.7 and 1.5.x before 1.5.12

CVE-2014-0133 - March 28, 2014

Heap-based buffer overflow in the SPDY implementation in nginx 1.3.15 before 1.4.7 and 1.5.x before 1.5.12 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted request.

Memory Corruption

nginx 0.8.41 through 1.4.3 and 1.5.x before 1.5.7

CVE-2013-4547 - November 23, 2013

nginx 0.8.41 through 1.4.3 and 1.5.x before 1.5.7 allows remote attackers to bypass intended restrictions via an unescaped space character in a URI.

Output Sanitization

The default configuration of nginx, possibly 1.3.13 and earlier, uses world-readable permissions for the (1) access.log and (2) error.log files, which

CVE-2013-0337 - October 27, 2013

The default configuration of nginx, possibly 1.3.13 and earlier, uses world-readable permissions for the (1) access.log and (2) error.log files, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the files.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

http/modules/ngx_http_proxy_module.c in nginx 1.1.4 through 1.2.8 and 1.3.0 through 1.4.0, when proxy_pass is used with untrusted HTTP servers

CVE-2013-2070 - July 20, 2013

http/modules/ngx_http_proxy_module.c in nginx 1.1.4 through 1.2.8 and 1.3.0 through 1.4.0, when proxy_pass is used with untrusted HTTP servers, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and obtain sensitive information from worker process memory via a crafted proxy response, a similar vulnerability to CVE-2013-2028.

The ngx_http_parse_chunked function in http/ngx_http_parse.c in nginx 1.3.9 through 1.4.0

CVE-2013-2028 - July 20, 2013

The ngx_http_parse_chunked function in http/ngx_http_parse.c in nginx 1.3.9 through 1.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and execute arbitrary code via a chunked Transfer-Encoding request with a large chunk size, which triggers an integer signedness error and a stack-based buffer overflow.

Memory Corruption

Use-after-free vulnerability in nginx before 1.0.14 and 1.1.x before 1.1.17

CVE-2012-1180 - April 17, 2012

Use-after-free vulnerability in nginx before 1.0.14 and 1.1.x before 1.1.17 allows remote HTTP servers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via a crafted backend response, in conjunction with a client request.

Dangling pointer

Buffer overflow in ngx_http_mp4_module.c in the ngx_http_mp4_module module in nginx 1.0.7 through 1.0.14 and 1.1.3 through 1.1.18, when the mp4 directive is used

CVE-2012-2089 - April 17, 2012

Buffer overflow in ngx_http_mp4_module.c in the ngx_http_mp4_module module in nginx 1.0.7 through 1.0.14 and 1.1.3 through 1.1.18, when the mp4 directive is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory overwrite) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted MP4 file.

Classic Buffer Overflow

Heap-based buffer overflow in compression-pointer processing in core/ngx_resolver.c in nginx before 1.0.10

CVE-2011-4315 - December 08, 2011

Heap-based buffer overflow in compression-pointer processing in core/ngx_resolver.c in nginx before 1.0.10 allows remote resolvers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long response.

Memory Corruption

OpenSSL before 0.9.8q, and 1.0.x before 1.0.0c, when SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG is enabled, does not properly prevent modification of the ciphersuite in the session cache, which

CVE-2010-4180 - December 06, 2010

OpenSSL before 0.9.8q, and 1.0.x before 1.0.0c, when SSL_OP_NETSCAPE_REUSE_CIPHER_CHANGE_BUG is enabled, does not properly prevent modification of the ciphersuite in the session cache, which allows remote attackers to force the downgrade to an unintended cipher via vectors involving sniffing network traffic to discover a session identifier.

nginx 0.8.36 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via certain encoded directory traversal sequences

CVE-2010-2266 - June 15, 2010

nginx 0.8.36 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via certain encoded directory traversal sequences that trigger memory corruption, as demonstrated using the "%c0.%c0." sequence.

Directory traversal

nginx 0.7.64 writes data to a log file without sanitizing non-printable characters, which might

CVE-2009-4487 - January 13, 2010

nginx 0.7.64 writes data to a log file without sanitizing non-printable characters, which might allow remote attackers to modify a window's title, or possibly execute arbitrary commands or overwrite files, via an HTTP request containing an escape sequence for a terminal emulator.

src/http/ngx_http_parse.c in nginx (aka Engine X) 0.1.0 through 0.4.14, 0.5.x before 0.5.38, 0.6.x before 0.6.39, 0.7.x before 0.7.62, and 0.8.x before 0.8.14

CVE-2009-3896 - November 24, 2009

src/http/ngx_http_parse.c in nginx (aka Engine X) 0.1.0 through 0.4.14, 0.5.x before 0.5.38, 0.6.x before 0.6.39, 0.7.x before 0.7.62, and 0.8.x before 0.8.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and worker process crash) via a long URI.

Buffer Overflow

Directory traversal vulnerability in src/http/modules/ngx_http_dav_module.c in nginx (aka Engine X) before 0.7.63, and 0.8.x before 0.8.17

CVE-2009-3898 - November 24, 2009

Directory traversal vulnerability in src/http/modules/ngx_http_dav_module.c in nginx (aka Engine X) before 0.7.63, and 0.8.x before 0.8.17, allows remote authenticated users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the Destination HTTP header for the WebDAV (1) COPY or (2) MOVE method.

Directory traversal

The TLS protocol, and the SSL protocol 3.0 and possibly earlier, as used in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, mod_ssl in the Apache HTTP Server 2.2.14 and earlier, OpenSSL before 0.9.8l, GnuTLS 2.8.5 and earlier, Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) 3.12.4 and earlier, multiple Cisco products, and other products, does not properly associate renegotiation handshakes with an existing connection, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to insert data into HTTPS sessions, and possibly other types of sessions protected by TLS or SSL, by sending an unauthenticated request

CVE-2009-3555 - November 09, 2009

The TLS protocol, and the SSL protocol 3.0 and possibly earlier, as used in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, mod_ssl in the Apache HTTP Server 2.2.14 and earlier, OpenSSL before 0.9.8l, GnuTLS 2.8.5 and earlier, Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) 3.12.4 and earlier, multiple Cisco products, and other products, does not properly associate renegotiation handshakes with an existing connection, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to insert data into HTTPS sessions, and possibly other types of sessions protected by TLS or SSL, by sending an unauthenticated request that is processed retroactively by a server in a post-renegotiation context, related to a "plaintext injection" attack, aka the "Project Mogul" issue.

Improper Certificate Validation

Buffer underflow in src/http/ngx_http_parse.c in nginx 0.1.0 through 0.5.37, 0.6.x before 0.6.39, 0.7.x before 0.7.62, and 0.8.x before 0.8.15

CVE-2009-2629 - September 15, 2009

Buffer underflow in src/http/ngx_http_parse.c in nginx 0.1.0 through 0.5.37, 0.6.x before 0.6.39, 0.7.x before 0.7.62, and 0.8.x before 0.8.15 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted HTTP requests.

Memory Corruption

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