Spring Security versions 5.5.x prior to 5.5.1, 5.4.x prior to 5.4.7, 5.3.x prior to 5.3.10 and 5.2.x prior to 5.2.11 are susceptible to a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack via the initiation of the Authorization Request in an OAuth 2.0 Client Web and WebFlux application. A malicious user or attacker can send multiple requests initiating the Authorization Request for the Authorization Code Grant, which has the potential of exhausting system resources using a single session or multiple sessions.
Published 2021-06-29 17:15:08
Updated 2022-07-25 18:15:38
Source VMware
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-22119

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.46%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 73 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-22119

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
10.0
2.9
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-2021-22119

  • 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@vmware.com (Secondary)
  • The product performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action, but it does not correctly perform the check. This allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2021-22119

Products affected by CVE-2021-22119

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