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Red Hat OpenShift: CVE-2021-43859: xstream: Injecting highly recursive collections or maps can cause a DoS

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Red Hat OpenShift: CVE-2021-43859: xstream: Injecting highly recursive collections or maps can cause a DoS

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
02/01/2022
Created
04/29/2022
Added
04/29/2022
Modified
04/29/2022

Description

XStream is an open source java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. Versions prior to 1.4.19 may allow a remote attacker to allocate 100% CPU time on the target system depending on CPU type or parallel execution of such a payload resulting in a denial of service only by manipulating the processed input stream. XStream 1.4.19 monitors and accumulates the time it takes to add elements to collections and throws an exception if a set threshold is exceeded. Users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible. Users unable to upgrade may set the NO_REFERENCE mode to prevent recursion. See GHSA-rmr5-cpv2-vgjf for further details on a workaround if an upgrade is not possible.

Solution(s)

  • linuxrpm-upgrade-jenkins

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