Denial of service in Strapi



Published: 2020-02-03
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID N/A
CWE-ID CWE-400
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor strapi.io

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU24842

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: N/A

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to the sanitisation regex in "installPlugin" and "uninstallPlugin" handler functions for the admin panel allows the dash - character. A remote administrator can pass valid arguments like -h, -v, --help which will be passed to "execa()" and restart a server.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

strapi: 1.0.0 - 3.0.0 beta.18.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-STRAPI-543624
http://hackerone.com/reports/768574

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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