Some HTTP/2 implementations are vulnerable to a flood of empty frames, potentially leading to a denial of service. The attacker sends a stream of frames with an empty payload and without the end-of-stream flag. These frames can be DATA, HEADERS, CONTINUATION and/or PUSH_PROMISE. The peer spends time processing each frame disproportionate to attack bandwidth. This can consume excess CPU.

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Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-08-13

Updated: 2020-10-22

Type: CWE-770

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH