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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


In Reactor Netty HTTP Server, versions 1.0.x prior to 1.0.39, and 1.1.x prior to 1.1.13, it is possible for a user to provide specially crafted HTTP requests that may cause a Denial-of-Service (DoS) condition. Specifically, an application is vulnerable if Reactor Netty HTTP Server built-in integration with Micrometer is enabled.

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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