#VU81728 Resource exhaustion in envoy

Published: 2023-10-10 | Updated: 2024-05-23

Vulnerability identifier: #VU81728

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 5.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-44487


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor: Cloud Native Computing Foundation


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

The vulnerability exists due to improperly control of consumption for internal resources when handling HTTP/2 requests with compressed HEADERS frames. A remote attacker can send a sequence of compressed HEADERS frames followed by RST_STREAM frames and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack, a.k.a. "Rapid Reset".

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

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Vulnerable software versions

envoy: 1.24.0 - 1.27.0

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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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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