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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2017-16117

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

slug is a module to slugify strings, even if they contain unicode. slug is vulnerable to regular expression denial of service is specially crafted untrusted input is passed as input. About 50k characters can block the event loop for 2 seconds.

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

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