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CVE-2021-39194 Detail

Current Description

kaml is an open source implementation of the YAML format with support for kotlinx.serialization. In affected versions attackers that could provide arbitrary YAML input to an application that uses kaml could cause the application to endlessly loop while parsing the input. This could result in resource starvation and denial of service. This only affects applications that use polymorphic serialization with the default tagged polymorphism style. Applications using the property polymorphism style are not affected. YAML input for a polymorphic type that provided a tag but no value for the object would trigger the issue. Version 0.35.3 or later contain the fix for this issue.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/charleskorn/kaml/commit/e18785d043fc6324c81e968aae9764b4b060bc6a Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/charleskorn/kaml/issues/179 Exploit  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/charleskorn/kaml/security/advisories/GHSA-fmm9-3gv8-58f4 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-835 Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop') Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-39194
NVD Published Date:
09/07/2021
NVD Last Modified:
09/14/2021
Source:
GitHub, Inc.