#VU54910 Uncontrolled Recursion


Published: 2021-07-15

Vulnerability identifier: #VU54910

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-31525

CWE-ID: CWE-674

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Go programming language
Universal components / Libraries / Scripting languages

Vendor: Google

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a DoS attack.

The vulnerability exists due to uncontrolled recursion when processing HTTP headers. A remote attacker can send a large header to ReadRequest or ReadResponse and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Go programming language: 1.16 - 1.16.3, 1.15 - 1.15.11


CPE

External links
http://github.com/golang/go/issues/45710
http://groups.google.com/g/golang-announce/c/cu9SP4eSXMc
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/ISRZZ6NY5R2TBYE72KZFOCO25TEUQTBF/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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