kangax html-minifier 4.0.0 htmlminifier.js candidate incorrect regex

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A vulnerability was found in kangax html-minifier 4.0.0. It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the file htmlminifier.js. The manipulation of the argument candidate with an unknown input leads to a incorrect regex vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-185. The software specifies a regular expression in a way that causes data to be improperly matched or compared. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

A Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) flaw was found in kangax html-minifier 4.0.0 via the candidate variable in htmlminifier.js.

The weakness was presented 10/31/2022 as 1135. The advisory is shared at github.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-37620 since 08/08/2022. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.5

VulDB Base Score: 3.5
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Class: Incorrect regex
CWE: CWE-185 / CWE-697
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Status: Not defined

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08/08/2022 CVE reserved
10/31/2022 +84 days Advisory disclosed
10/31/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/26/2022 +26 days VulDB last update


Advisory: 1135
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-37620 (🔒)


Created: 10/31/2022 06:15 PM
Updated: 11/26/2022 05:35 PM
Changes: 10/31/2022 06:15 PM (40), 11/26/2022 05:35 PM (12)
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