#VU56024 Resource management error


Published: 2021-08-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU56024

Vulnerability 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-2021-33198

CWE-ID:

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 denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper management of internal resources within the application when handling a large exponent to the math/big.Rat SetString or UnmarshalText method.  A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Go programming language: 1.16 - 1.16.4, 1.15 - 1.15.12


CPE

External links
http://groups.google.com/g/golang-announce/c/RgCMkAEQjSI
http://groups.google.com/g/golang-announce


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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