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CVE-2019-16215

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Date: September 18, 2019

The Markdown parser in Zulip server before 2.0.5 used a regular expression vulnerable to exponential backtracking. A user who is logged into the server could send a crafted message causing the server to spend an effectively arbitrary amount of CPU time and stall the processing of future messages.

Language: Python

Severity Score

Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')

CWE-400

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CVSS v3.1

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

CVSS v2

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