Remote code execution in HAProxy



Published: 2020-04-02
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-11100
CWE-ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Server applications / IDS/IPS systems, Firewalls and proxy servers

Vendor HAProxy

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU26549

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-11100

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing HTTP/2 requests within the hpack_dht_insert() function in hpack-tbl.c (HPACK decoder). A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP/2 request to the affected HAProxy, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

HAProxy: 1.8.0 - 2.1.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.haproxy.org
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1819111
http://git.haproxy.org/?p=haproxy.git;a=commit;h=5dfc5d5cd0d2128d77253ead3acf03a421ab5b88
http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2020/msg00052.html
http://www.haproxy.org/download/2.1/src/CHANGELOG
http://www.mail-archive.com/haproxy@formilux.org/msg36876.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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