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Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

CVE-2020-9494

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

Apache Traffic Server 6.0.0 to 6.2.3, 7.0.0 to 7.1.10, and 8.0.0 to 8.0.7 is vulnerable to certain types of HTTP/2 HEADERS frames that can cause the server to allocate a large amount of memory and spin the thread.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • 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