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RUSTSEC-2020-0008

Flaw in hyper allows request smuggling by sending a body in GET requests

Issued
Package
hyper (crates.io)
Type
Vulnerability
Categories
Keywords
#http #request-smuggling
Aliases
Details
https://github.com/hyperium/hyper/issues/1925
CVSS Score
9.8 CRITICAL
CVSS Details
Attack vector
Network
Attack complexity
Low
Privileges required
None
User interaction
None
Scope
Unchanged
Confidentiality
High
Integrity
High
Availability
High
CVSS Vector
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Patched
  • >=0.12.34
Unaffected
  • <0.11.0

Description

Vulnerable versions of hyper allow GET requests to have bodies, even if there is no Transfer-Encoding or Content-Length header. As per the HTTP 1.1 specification, such requests do not have bodies, so the body will be interpreted as a separate HTTP request.

This allows an attacker who can control the body and method of an HTTP request made by hyper to inject a request with headers that would not otherwise be allowed, as demonstrated by sending a malformed HTTP request from a Substrate runtime. This allows bypassing CORS restrictions. In combination with other vulnerabilities, such as an exploitable web server listening on loopback, it may allow remote code execution.

The flaw was corrected in hyper version 0.12.34.