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Denial of Service

ecstatic

Overview

Versions of ecstatic prior to 1.4.0 are affected by a denial of service vulnerability when certain input strings are sent via the Last-Modified or If-Modified-Since headers.

Parsing certain inputs with new Date() or Date.parse() cases v8 to crash. As ecstatic passes the value of the affected headers into one of these functions, sending certain inputs via one of the headers will cause the server to crash.

Remediation

Update to version 1.4.0 or later.

Resources

  • [PR #179]https://github.com/jfhbrook/node-ecstatic/pull/179
  • [V8 Bug Tracker - Bug #4640]https://bugs.chromium.org/p/v8/issues/detail?id=4640
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Advisory timeline

  1. published

    Advisory published
    Dec 23rd, 2015
  2. reported

    Initial report by James Halliday
    Dec 23rd, 2015