Because Jetty has such wide use, one researcher called a recent vulnerability "close to a digital nightmare," especially on embedded devices in industrial control systems – which are often not patchable. (Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas)

Researchers on Tuesday found a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in Eclipse Jetty, a widely-used open source web server and servlet container.

In a blog post, Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) researchers said while they have not observed memory leaks or crashes because of CVE-2020-27223, a server may take minutes to process a single request. Researchers also observed an exponential relationship between the size of the request and the duration of CPU use.

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