Frontier is an Ethereum compatibility layer for Substrate. Prior to commit d3beddc6911a559a3ecc9b3f08e153dbe37a8658, the worst case weight was always accounted as the block weight for all cases. In case of large EVM gas refunds, this can lead to block spamming attacks -- the adversary can construct blocks with transactions that have large amount of refunds or unused gases with reverts, and as a result inflate up the chain gas prices. The impact of this issue is limited in that the spamming attack would still be costly for any adversary, and it has no ability to alter any chain state. This issue has been patched in commit d3beddc6911a559a3ecc9b3f08e153dbe37a8658. There are no known workarounds.
Published 2022-09-24 02:15:10
Updated 2022-09-29 14:54:24
Source GitHub, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-39242

0.09%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 38 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-39242

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
3.9
1.4
NIST
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
3.9
1.4
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2022-39242

  • The product performs a calculation that generates incorrect or unintended results that are later used in security-critical decisions or resource management.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • security-advisories@github.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-39242

Products affected by CVE-2022-39242

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