I’m aware of several attack method names, such as fork bombs or csrf, but how do you define an attack that consists of making a single request to fill the whole server ram with a single process? That is, making the server spend its time managing swap and nothing else.
I know this is dos, but I want the precise name (for example fork bomb is a dos method). Anyway, I’m sure it is a common vector and I need specific documentation to it in order to convince someone letting a process filling the server ram with normal use isn’t an intended functionality. (If I have a name then finding something like a wikipedia article will be easy)
I couldn’t find anything similar anywhere.
The case is about sending millions commands in a single git push over a zlib enabled ssh channel. (commands are queued in ram and start to be processed when all of them were received)