CVE-2017-16129 Detail

Current Description

The HTTP client module superagent is vulnerable to ZIP bomb attacks. In a ZIP bomb attack, the HTTP server replies with a compressed response that becomes several magnitudes larger once uncompressed. If a client does not take special care when processing such responses, it may result in excessive CPU and/or memory consumption. An attacker might exploit such a weakness for a DoS attack. To exploit this the attacker must control the location (URL) that superagent makes a request to.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/visionmedia/superagent/issues/1259 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://nodesecurity.io/advisories/479 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-409 Improper Handling of Highly Compressed Data (Data Amplification) Reference acceptance level HackerOne  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16129
NVD Published Date:
06/06/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019
Source:
HackerOne