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Updating NGINX for the Vulnerabilities in the HTTP/3 Module

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Prabhat Dixit
Published February 14, 2024

Today, we are releasing updates to NGINX Plus, NGINX Open source, and NGINX Open Source subscription in response to the internally discovered vulnerabilities in the HTTP/3 module ngx_http_v3_module. These vulnerabilities were discovered based on two bug reports in NGINX open source (trac #2585 and trac #2586). Note that this module is not enabled by default and is documented as experimental.

The vulnerabilities have been registered in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database and the F5 Security Incident Response Team (F5 SIRT) has assigned scores to them using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS v3.1) scale.

The following vulnerabilities in the HTTP/3 module apply to NGINX Plus, NGINX Open source subscription, and NGINX Open source.

CVE-2024-24989: The patch for this vulnerability is included in following software versions:

  • NGINX Plus R31 P1
  • NGINX Open source subscription R6 P1
  • NGINX Open source mainline version 1.25.4. (The latest NGINX Open source stable version 1.24.0 is not affected.)

CVE-2024-24990: The patch for this vulnerability is included in following software versions:

  • NGINX Plus R30 P2
  • NGINX Plus R31 P1
  • NGINX Open source subscription R5 P2
  • NGINX Open source subscription R6 P1
  • NGINX Open source mainline version 1.25.4. (The latest NGINX Open source stable version 1.24.0 is not affected.)

You are impacted if you are running NGINX Plus R30 or R31, NGINX Open source subscription packages R5 or R6 or NGINX Open source mainline version 1.25.3 or earlier. We strongly recommend that you upgrade your NGINX software to the latest version.

For NGINX Plus upgrade instructions, see Upgrading NGINX Plus in the NGINX Plus Admin Guide. NGINX Plus customers can also contact our support team for assistance at https://my.f5.com/.


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