is.js is a general-purpose check library. Versions 0.9.0 and prior contain one or more regular expressions that are vulnerable to Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS). is.js uses a regex copy-pasted from a gist to validate URLs. Trying to validate a malicious string can cause the regex to loop “forever." This vulnerability was found using a CodeQL query which identifies inefficient regular expressions. is.js has no patch for this issue.
Published 2022-12-22 21:15:09
Updated 2022-12-30 21:20:39
Source GitHub, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-26302

0.09%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 36 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-26302

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
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
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
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2020-26302

  • 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: security-advisories@github.com (Secondary)
  • The product uses a regular expression with an inefficient, possibly exponential worst-case computational complexity that consumes excessive CPU cycles.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-26302

Products affected by CVE-2020-26302

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