CVE-2021-37714

Published: 18 August 2021

jsoup is a Java library for working with HTML. Those using jsoup versions prior to 1.14.2 to parse untrusted HTML or XML may be vulnerable to DOS attacks. If the parser is run on user supplied input, an attacker may supply content that causes the parser to get stuck (loop indefinitely until cancelled), to complete more slowly than usual, or to throw an unexpected exception. This effect may support a denial of service attack. The issue is patched in version 1.14.2. There are a few available workarounds. Users may rate limit input parsing, limit the size of inputs based on system resources, and/or implement thread watchdogs to cap and timeout parse runtimes.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
jsoup
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1.14.2)
Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(out of standard support)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage