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Akka HTTP < 10.2.7 DoS Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 months ago

Modified

Modified

10 months ago

Summary

Akka HTTP is prone to a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The HTTP specification allows arbitrary nesting of comment elements in User-Agent and other headers. While parsing a request containing a User-Agent header with deeply nested comments, Akka HTTP may fail with a stack overflow in the parser. Stack overflows are handled as fatal errors in Akka leading to a complete shutdown of the application.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Akka HTTP prior to version 10.2.7.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Update to version 10.2.7 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)