DescriptionAn issue was discovered in the stripTags and unescapeHTML components in Prototype 1.7.3 where an attacker can cause a Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDOS) through stripping crafted HTML tags.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs991898

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
prototypejs (PTS)buster1.7.1-3vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye1.7.1-3.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - prototypejs <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - prototypejs <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - prototypejs <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
CVE mentions newer version but vulnerable code exists in older versions too

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