Threat Encyclopedia

Python Vulnerability CVE-2021-3733

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There\'s a flaw in urllib\'s AbstractBasicAuthHandler class. An attacker who controls a malicious HTTP server that an HTTP client (such as web browser) connects to, could trigger a Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDOS) during an authentication request with a specially crafted payload that is sent by the server to the client. The greatest threat that this flaw poses is to application availability.

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Python

CVE References

CVE-2021-3733

Other References

https://bugs.python.org/

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