Uncontrolled Resource Consumption
The package graphql is in version 16.3.x prior to 16.8.1, and 17.0.x prior to 17.0.0-alpha.3 are vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) due to insufficient checks in the "OverlappingFieldsCanBeMergedRule.ts" file when parsing large queries. This vulnerability allows an attacker to degrade system performance. **Note:** It was not proven that this vulnerability can crash the process.
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.