CVE Vulnerabilities


Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

Published: Mar 09, 2018 | Modified: Mar 27, 2018
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

Huawei DP300 V500R002C00, NIP6600 V500R001C00, V500R001C20, V500R001C30, Secospace USG6500 V500R001C00, V500R001C20, V500R001C30, TE60 V100R001C01, V100R001C10, V100R003C00, V500R002C00, V600R006C00, TP3106 V100R001C06, V100R002C00, VP9660 V200R001C02, V200R001C30, V500R002C00, V500R002C10, ViewPoint 8660 V100R008C03, ViewPoint 9030 V100R011C02, V100R011C03, eCNS210_TD V100R004C10, eSpace U1981 V200R003C30 have a DoS vulnerability caused by memory exhaustion in some Huawei products. For lacking of adequate input validation, attackers can craft and send some malformed messages to the target device to exhaust the memory of the device and cause a Denial of Service (DoS).


The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Dp300_firmware Huawei v500r002c00 (including) v500r002c00 (including)

Extended Description

Limited resources include memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. If an attacker can trigger the allocation of these limited resources, but the number or size of the resources is not controlled, then the attacker could cause a denial of service that consumes all available resources. This would prevent valid users from accessing the product, and it could potentially have an impact on the surrounding environment. For example, a memory exhaustion attack against an application could slow down the application as well as its host operating system. There are at least three distinct scenarios which can commonly lead to resource exhaustion:

Resource exhaustion problems are often result due to an incorrect implementation of the following situations:

Potential Mitigations

  • Mitigation of resource exhaustion attacks requires that the target system either:

  • The first of these solutions is an issue in itself though, since it may allow attackers to prevent the use of the system by a particular valid user. If the attacker impersonates the valid user, they may be able to prevent the user from accessing the server in question.

  • The second solution is simply difficult to effectively institute – and even when properly done, it does not provide a full solution. It simply makes the attack require more resources on the part of the attacker.