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CVE-2021-21254 Detail

Description

CKEditor 5 is an open source rich text editor framework with a modular architecture. The CKEditor 5 Markdown plugin (@ckeditor/ckeditor5-markdown-gfm) before version 25.0.0 has a regex denial of service (ReDoS) vulnerability. The vulnerability allowed to abuse link recognition regular expression, which could cause a significant performance drop resulting in browser tab freeze. It affects all users using CKEditor 5 Markdown plugin at version <= 24.0.0. The problem has been recognized and patched. The fix will be available in version 25.0.0.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/ckeditor/ckeditor5/releases/tag/v25.0.0 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/ckeditor/ckeditor5/security/advisories/GHSA-hgmg-hhc8-g5wr Third Party Advisory 
https://www.npmjs.com/package/%40ckeditor/ckeditor5-markdown-gfm

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-21254
NVD Published Date:
01/29/2021
NVD Last Modified:
11/06/2023
Source:
GitHub, Inc.