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mod_gnutls -- Infinite Loop on request read timeout

Affected packages
ap24-mod_gnutls < 0.12.1


VuXML ID e8b20517-dbb6-11ed-bf28-589cfc0f81b0
Discovery 2023-02-23
Entry 2023-04-15

The mod_gnutls project reports:

Mod_gnutls is a TLS module for Apache HTTPD based on GnuTLS. Versions from 0.9.0 to 0.12.0 (including) did not properly fail blocking read operations on TLS connections when the transport hit timeouts. Instead it entered an endless loop retrying the read operation, consuming CPU resources. This could be exploited for denial of service attacks. If trace level logging was enabled, it would also produce an excessive amount of log output during the loop, consuming disk space.


CVE Name CVE-2023-25824