CVE-2019-11388

NameCVE-2019-11388
Description** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS) through 3.1.0. /rules/REQUEST-932-APPLICATION-ATTACK-RCE.conf allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ReDOS) by entering a specially crafted string with nested repetition operators. NOTE: the software maintainer disputes that this is a vulnerability because the issue cannot be exploited via ModSecurity.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs928053

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
modsecurity-crs (PTS)jessie2.2.9-1+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch3.0.0-3vulnerable
buster3.1.0-1vulnerable
bullseye, sid3.2.0-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
modsecurity-crssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant928053

Notes

https://github.com/SpiderLabs/owasp-modsecurity-crs/issues/1354
Negligible security impact, doesn't affect the CRS rule set as used
by libapache2-mod-security2, only affects libmodsecurity3 in non-standard settings

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