Regular Expression Denial of Servicetimespan
Affected versions of
timespan are vulnerable to a regular expression denial of service when parsing dates.
The amplification for this vulnerability is significant, with 50,000 characters resulting in the event loop being blocked for around 10 seconds.
No direct patch is available for this vulnerability.
Currently, the best available solution is to use a functionally equivalent alternative package.
It is also sufficient to ensure that user input is not being passed into
timespan, or that the maximum length of such user input is drastically reduced. Limiting the input length to 150 characters should be sufficient in most cases.
publishedAdvisory publishedSep 25th, 2017
reportedInitial report by Cristian-Alexandru StaicuSep 21st, 2017