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Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


HashiCorp Vault and Vault Enterprise are vulnerable to a Denial of Service through memory exhaustion of the host when handling large unauthenticated and authenticated HTTP requests from a client. Vault will attempt to map the request to memory, resulting in the exhaustion of available memory on the host, which may cause Vault to crash. This vulnerability affects package versions 1.12.0-rc1 through 1.13.11, 1.14.0-rc1 through 1.14.7, and 1.15.0-rc1 through 1.15.3.

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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