Upon receiving each incoming request header data, Envoy will iterate over existing request headers to verify that the total size of the headers stays below a maximum limit. The implementation in versions 1.10.0 through 1.11.1 for HTTP/1.x traffic and all versions of Envoy for HTTP/2 traffic had O(n^2) performance characteristics. A remote attacker may craft a request that stays below the maximum request header size but consists of many thousands of small headers to consume CPU and result in a denial-of-service attack.
Published 2019-10-09 16:15:15
Updated 2019-10-17 17:03:08
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-15226

0.91%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 81 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-15226

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.8
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
10.0
6.9
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
3.9
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-15226

  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2019-15226

Products affected by CVE-2019-15226

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