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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


The package versions prior to 0.31.1 is vulnerable to Uncontrolled Resource Consumption. Due to support of Gzip compression in request bodies, as well as a lack of limiting response body sizes, a malicious server can cause a client to consume a significant amount of system resources, which may be used as a denial of service vector.

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  • 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.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published