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Node.js HTTP Pipelining Denial of Service



This module exploits a Denial of Service (DoS) condition in the HTTP parser of Node.js versions released before 0.10.21 and 0.8.26. The attack sends many pipelined HTTP requests on a single connection, which causes unbounded memory allocation when the client does not read the responses.


  • Marek Majkowski
  • titanous
  • joev <joev@metasploit.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/dos/http/nodejs_pipelining
msf auxiliary(nodejs_pipelining) > show actions
msf auxiliary(nodejs_pipelining) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(nodejs_pipelining) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(nodejs_pipelining) > run 

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