Denial of service in moscaJS aedes



Published: 2020-09-04
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-13410
CWE-ID CWE-400
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Aedes
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor moscajs

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU46287

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-13410

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to the "lib/write.js" does not properly consider exceptions during the writing of an invalid packet to a stream. A remote attacker can trigger resource exhaustion and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Aedes: 0.1.0 - 0.42.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/moscajs/aedes/pull/493
http://payatu.com/advisory/dos-in-aedes-mqtt-broker

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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