Security Advisory 2022-10

Summary ReDoS in Package Upload Files (CVE-2022-2049)
Advisory Number 2022-10
Discovery Date 02 Jun 2022
Patch Release Date 21 Jun 2022
Advisory Release Date 19 Aug 2022
Product Octopus Server
Operating System Linux and Microsoft Windows
Severity Medium
CVE ID CVE-2022-2049

Customers who have downloaded and installed any of the Octopus Server versions listed below ("Details") are affected.

Please upgrade your Octopus Server immediately to fix this vulnerability.

Customers who have upgraded Octopus Server to version 2022.2.6872 or higher are not affected.


Octopus Deploy has given this vulnerability a medium rating. This rating was given according to the Octopus Deploy severity levels, which ranks vulnerabilities as critical, high, medium, or low severity.

This is our assessment and you should evaluate its applicability to your own environment.


In affected versions of Octopus Deploy it is possible to perform a Regex Denial of Service via the package upload function. When performed successfully, this results in Octopus Server becoming unresponsive due to excessive CPU usage.

The versions of Octopus Server affected by this vulnerability are:

  • All 0.x.x, 1.x.x, 2.x.x, 3.x.x, 4.x.x versions
  • All 2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x versions
  • All 2022.1.x versions before 2022.1.2894
  • All 2022.2.x versions before 2022.2.6872
  • All 2022.3.x versions before 2022.3.4953

As of the 19/08/2022 Octopus Server version 2022.3.x is only available on Octopus Cloud.


To address this vulnerability, we have released Octopus Server version:

  • 2022.1.2894
  • 2022.2.6872
  • 2022.3.4953

The latest versions of Octopus Deploy products can be downloaded from and previous versions can be downloaded from

What You Need to Do

Octopus Deploy recommends that you upgrade to the latest version (2022.2.6872). You can download the latest version of Octopus Server from

If you can't upgrade to the latest version (2022.2.6872):

If you have feature version... ...then upgrade to this version
0.x.x, 1.x.x, 2.x.x, 3.x.x, 4.x.x 2022.1.2894 or greater
2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x 2022.1.2894 or greater
2022.1.x 2022.1.2894 or greater
2022.2.x 2022.2.6872 or greater
2022.3.x 2022.3.4953 or greater


There is no known mitigation for CVE-2022-2049, it is important to upgrade to a fixed version as soon as possible.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this advisory, please contact our support team

Exploitation and Public Announcements

The Octopus Deploy security team is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability that is described in this advisory.


This vulnerability was found by Bartłomiej Górkiewicz