Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling Affecting com.drewnoakes:metadata-extractor package, versions [,2.18.0)

  • Exploit Maturity

    Proof of concept

  • Attack Complexity


  • User Interaction


  • Availability


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  • published

    13 Sep 2022

  • disclosed

    25 Feb 2022

  • credit

    Zhang Xiaohan, Huang Wenjie, Zhang Cen

How to fix?

Upgrade com.drewnoakes:metadata-extractor to version 2.18.0 or higher.


com.drewnoakes:metadata-extractor is a Java library for reading metadata from image files.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling via a specially crafted JPEG file, that when read can be made to allocate large amounts of memory that finally leads to an out-of-memory error even for very small inputs.