Hamba avro is a go lang encoder/decoder implementation of the avro codec specification. In affected versions a well-crafted string passed to avro's `github.com/hamba/avro/v2.Unmarshal()` can throw a `fatal error: runtime: out of memory` which is unrecoverable and can cause denial of service of the consumer of avro. The root cause of the issue is that avro uses part of the input to `Unmarshal()` to determine the size when creating a new slice and hence an attacker may consume arbitrary amounts of memory which in turn may cause the application to crash. This issue has been addressed in commit `b4a402f4` which has been included in release version `2.13.0`. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.
Published 2023-07-17 17:15:10
Updated 2023-07-26 21:35:57
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-37475

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 14 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-37475

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-2023-37475

  • 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 (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-37475

Products affected by CVE-2023-37475

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