Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling Affecting curl package, versions <0:7.61.1-25.el8_7.3



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.09% (39th percentile)
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6.5 medium
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Red Hat
6.5 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-ORACLE8-CURL-3355421
  • published 8 Mar 2023
  • disclosed 23 Feb 2023

How to fix?

Upgrade Oracle:8 curl to version 0:7.61.1-25.el8_7.3 or higher.
This issue was patched in ELSA-2023-1140.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream curl package and not the curl package as distributed by Oracle. See How to fix? for Oracle:8 relevant fixed versions and status.

An allocation of resources without limits or throttling vulnerability exists in curl <v7.88.0 based on the "chained" HTTP compression algorithms, meaning that a server response can be compressed multiple times and potentially with differentalgorithms. The number of acceptable "links" in this "decompression chain" wascapped, but the cap was implemented on a per-header basis allowing a maliciousserver to insert a virtually unlimited number of compression steps simply byusing many headers. The use of such a decompression chain could result in a "malloc bomb", making curl end up spending enormous amounts of allocated heap memory, or trying to and returning out of memory errors.