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

CVE-2022-29361

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

** DISPUTED ** Improper parsing of HTTP requests in Pallets Werkzeug v2.1.0 and below allows attackers to perform HTTP Request Smuggling using a crafted HTTP request with multiple requests included inside the body. NOTE: the vendor's position is that this behavior can only occur in unsupported configurations involving development mode and an HTTP server from outside the Werkzeug project.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-444 - HTTP Request Smuggling

Entities such as web servers, web caching proxies, and application firewalls could parse HTTP requests differently. When there are two or more such entities in the path of an HTTP request, an attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request that is seen as two different sets of requests by the attacked devices, allowing the attacker to smuggle a request into one device without the other device being aware of it. Such a vulnerability can prove devastating, for it enables further attacks on the application, like web cache poisoning, session hijacking, cross-site scripting, security bypassing, and sensitive information exposure.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published