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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


The package org.yaml:snakeyaml before 1.31 is vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) due to missing nested depth limitation for collections. This CVE is duplicated by CVE-2022-38749. Checkmarx analyzed this thoroughly to understand if there was a difference between the CVEs but they reference the same issue and the fix is exactly the same.

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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