CVSS 3.1 Score 4.3 of 10 (medium)


Published Mar 9, 2024
Updated: Mar 31, 2024
CWE ID 409


CVE-2024-28180 is a vulnerability in the jose package, which is used to implement the Javascript Object Signing and Encryption standards. The vulnerability allows an attacker to send a JWE (Javascript Web Encryption) containing compressed data that can consume excessive memory and CPU when decrypted. The affected functions, Decrypt and DecryptMulti, now return an error if the decompressed data would exceed 250kB or 10 times the compressed size, whichever is larger. This vulnerability has been patched in versions 4.0.1, 3.0.3, and 2.6.3 of the package. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM with a CVSS score of 4.3 out of 10. It poses a low risk to organizations as it requires low privileges and no user interaction, but it could potentially impact availability if exploited over the network.

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