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CVE-2022-39242 Detail

Current Description

Frontier is an Ethereum compatibility layer for Substrate. Prior to commit d3beddc6911a559a3ecc9b3f08e153dbe37a8658, the worst case weight was always accounted as the block weight for all cases. In case of large EVM gas refunds, this can lead to block spamming attacks -- the adversary can construct blocks with transactions that have large amount of refunds or unused gases with reverts, and as a result inflate up the chain gas prices. The impact of this issue is limited in that the spamming attack would still be costly for any adversary, and it has no ability to alter any chain state. This issue has been patched in commit d3beddc6911a559a3ecc9b3f08e153dbe37a8658. There are no known workarounds.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  5.3 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/paritytech/frontier/pull/851 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/paritytech/frontier/security/advisories/GHSA-v57h-6hmh-g2p4 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-682 Incorrect Calculation cwe source acceptance level NIST   Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-39242
NVD Published Date:
09/23/2022
NVD Last Modified:
09/29/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.