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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2020-28493

Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10

Summary

This affects the package jinja2 from 0.0.0 and before 2.11.3. The ReDOS vulnerability of the regex is mainly due to the sub-pattern [a-zA-Z0-9._-]+.[a-zA-Z0-9._-]+ This issue can be mitigated by Markdown to format user content instead of the urlize filter, or by implementing request timeouts and limiting process memory.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
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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.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published