#VU72427 Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling in Apache Commons FileUpload

Published: 2024-05-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU72427

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-24998


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Apache Commons FileUpload
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor: Apache Foundation


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

The vulnerability exists due to Apache Commons FileUpload does not limit the number of request parts. A remote attacker can initiate a series of uploads and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Commons FileUpload: 1.0 - 1.4

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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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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