Vulnerability identifier: #VU50989
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly control consumption of internal resources. A remote attacker can trigger resource exhaustion by tricking the application to connect to a malicious server that responds with long series of "xa0" characters in the "www-authenticate" header.
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Vulnerable software versions
httplib2: 0.9 - 0.18.1
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?