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Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


A flaw was found in the "/v2/_catalog" endpoint in versions v2.1.0-rc.0 through v2.8.1, which accepts a parameter to control the maximum number of records returned (query string: "n"). This vulnerability allows a malicious user to submit an unreasonably large value for "n", causing the allocation of a massive string array, possibly causing a denial of service through excessive use of memory.

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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.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published