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Published: 5 September 2017

Scrapy 1.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via large files because arbitrarily many files are read into memory, which is especially problematic if the files are then individually written in a separate thread to a slow storage resource, as demonstrated by interaction between dataReceived (in core/downloader/handlers/ and S3FilesStore.



CVSS 3 base score: 7.5


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
bionic Deferred
cosmic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
disco Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
eoan Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
focal Deferred
groovy Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish Deferred
jammy Deferred
precise Does not exist

trusty Does not exist
(trusty was deferred [2019-06-06])
upstream Needs triage

xenial Ignored
(end of standard support, was deferred [2019-06-06])
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)