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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2023-5685

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

A flaw was found in XNIO. The XNIO "NotifierState" that can cause a Stack Overflow Exception when the chain of notifier states becomes problematically large can lead to uncontrolled resource management and a possible Denial of Service (DoS).

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
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  • 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