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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2021-3629

Severity Medium
Score 5.9/10

Summary

A flaw was found in Undertow. A potential security issue in flow control handling by the browser over http/2 may potentially cause overhead or a denial of service in the server. The highest threat from this vulnerability is availability. This flaw affects Undertow versions through 2.0.39.Final and 2.1.0.Final through 2.2.10.Final.

  • HIGH
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • 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