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CVE-2016-10518

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Date: May 31, 2018

A vulnerability was found in the ping functionality of the ws module before 1.0.0 which allowed clients to allocate memory by sending a ping frame. The ping functionality by default responds with a pong frame and the previously given payload of the ping frame. This is exactly what you expect, but internally ws always transforms all data that we need to send to a Buffer instance and that is where the vulnerability existed. ws didn't do any checks for the type of data it was sending. With buffers in node when you allocate it when a number instead of a string it will allocate the amount of bytes.

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Weakness Type (CWE)

Buffer Errors

CWE-119

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CVSS v3

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privileges Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): NONE

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): NETWORK
Access Complexity (AC): LOW
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): PARTIAL
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): NONE
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