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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-5024

Original release date: 05/23/2011
Last revised: 11/19/2012


ViewVC before 1.1.11 allows remote attackers to bypass the cvsdb row_limit configuration setting, and consequently conduct resource-consumption attacks, via the limit parameter, as demonstrated by a "query revision history" request.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 47928
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://viewvc.tigris.org/source/browse/viewvc/trunk/lib/viewvc.py?diff_format=u&r1=2547&r2=2546&pathrev=2547
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110519 Re: CVE Request: viewvc DoS
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110519 CVE Request: viewvc DoS
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://viewvc.tigris.org/source/browse/*checkout*/viewvc/tags/1.1.11/CHANGES
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2563
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://viewvc.tigris.org/source/browse/viewvc/trunk/lib/cvsdb.py?diff_format=u&view=log#rev2547
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://viewvc.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=433

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)