HTTP request smuggling within the Netty component in BIG-IQ Centralized Management



Published: 2021-10-03
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-21295
CWE-ID CWE-444
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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BIG-IQ Centralized Management
Server applications / Remote management servers, RDP, SSH

Vendor F5 Networks, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Inconsistent interpretation of HTTP requests

EUVDB-ID: #VU51836

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-21295

CWE-ID: CWE-444 - Inconsistent Interpretation of HTTP Requests ('HTTP Request Smuggling')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to preform HTTP request smuggling attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of HTTP requests in io.netty:netty-codec-http2 when converting HTTP/2 to HTTP/1 streams. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the server and smuggle arbitrary HTTP headers.

Successful exploitation of vulnerability may allow an attacker to poison HTTP cache and perform phishing attacks.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

BIG-IQ Centralized Management: 6.1.0, 7.0.0, 7.0.0.2, 7.1.0, 7.1.0.3, 8.0.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.1.0

CPE2.3 External links

http://support.f5.com/csp/article/K55834441

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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