RUSTSEC-2021-0079

Integer overflow in hyper's parsing of the Transfer-Encoding header leads to data loss

Issued
Package
hyper (crates.io)
Type
Vulnerability
Aliases
Details
https://github.com/hyperium/hyper/security/advisories/GHSA-5h46-h7hh-c6x9
Patched
  • >=0.14.10
Keywords
  • http
  • parsing
  • data loss

Description

When decoding chunk sizes that are too large, hyper's code would encounter an integer overflow. Depending on the situation, this could lead to data loss from an incorrect total size, or in rarer cases, a request smuggling attack.

To be vulnerable, you must be using hyper for any HTTP/1 purpose, including as a client or server, and consumers must send requests or responses that specify a chunk size greater than 18 exabytes. For a possible request smuggling attack to be possible, any upstream proxies must accept a chunk size greater than 64 bits.

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