CVE-2017-16129

NameCVE-2017-16129
DescriptionThe HTTP client module superagent is vulnerable to ZIP bomb attacks. In a ZIP bomb attack, the HTTP server replies with a compressed response that becomes several magnitudes larger once uncompressed. If a client does not take special care when processing such responses, it may result in excessive CPU and/or memory consumption. An attacker might exploit such a weakness for a DoS attack. To exploit this the attacker must control the location (URL) that superagent makes a request to.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
node-superagent (PTS)buster, sid, jessie, stretch0.20.0+dfsg-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
node-superagentsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://github.com/visionmedia/superagent/issues/1259
https://nodesecurity.io/advisories/479
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