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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


method-override is a module used by the Express.js framework to let you use HTTP verbs such as PUT or DELETE in places where the client doesn't support it. method-override is vulnerable to a regular expression denial of service vulnerability when specially crafted input is passed in to be parsed via the X-HTTP-Method-Override header.

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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.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published