This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a remote non-authenticated attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
A buffer overflow exists in the Brotli library versions prior to 1.0.8 where an attacker controlling the input length of a “one-shot” decompression request to a script can trigger a crash, which happens when copying over chunks of data larger than 2 GiB. It is recommended to update your Brotli library to 1.0.8 or later. If one cannot update, we recommend to use the “streaming” API as opposed to the “one-shot” API, and impose chunk size limits.
Install update from vendor’s website.
Vulnerable software versions
1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.0.7
Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.