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Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

CVE-2018-21035

Severity High
Score 8.6/10

Summary

In Qt through 5.14.1, the WebSocket implementation accepts up to 2GB for frames and 2GB for messages. Smaller limits cannot be configured. This makes it easier for attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption).

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • CHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-770 - Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

The software allocates a reusable resource or group of resources on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on the size or number of resources that can be allocated, in violation of the intended security policy for that actor.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published