CVE-2021-43797

Inconsistent Interpretation of HTTP Requests ('HTTP Request Smuggling') in maven/io.helidon/helidon-dependencies

Identifiers

CVE-2021-43797, GHSA-wx5j-54mm-rqqq

Package Slug

maven/io.helidon/helidon-dependencies

Vulnerability

Inconsistent Interpretation of HTTP Requests ('HTTP Request Smuggling')

Description

Netty is an asynchronous event-driven network application framework for rapid development of maintainable high performance protocol servers & clients. Netty prior to version 4.1.71.Final skips control chars when they are present at the beginning / end of the header name. It should instead fail fast as these are not allowed by the spec and could lead to HTTP request smuggling. Failing to do the validation might cause netty to "sanitize" header names before it forward these to another remote system when used as proxy. This remote system can't see the invalid usage anymore, and therefore does not do the validation itself. Users should upgrade to version 4.1.71.Final.

Affected Versions

Version 2.4.0, version 1.4.10

Solution

Upgrade to versions 1.3.1, 1.4.11, 2.4.1 or above.

Last Modified

2022-06-21

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