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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2016-0747

Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10

Summary

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.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
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  • LOW

CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published