CVE-2021-20237

NameCVE-2021-20237
DescriptionAn uncontrolled resource consumption (memory leak) flaw was found in ZeroMQ's src/xpub.cpp in versions before 4.3.3. This flaw allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to send crafted PUB messages that consume excessive memory if the CURVE/ZAP authentication is disabled on the server, causing a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
zeromq3 (PTS)buster, buster (security)4.3.1-4+deb10u2vulnerable
bullseye4.3.4-1fixed
bookworm, sid4.3.4-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
zeromq3source(unstable)4.3.3-1

Notes

[buster] - zeromq3 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - zeromq3 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq/pull/3935
https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq/security/advisories/GHSA-4p5v-h92w-6wxw
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/oss-fuzz/issues/detail?id=22344

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