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

CVE-2023-23691

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

Dell EMC PV ME5, versions ME5.1.0.0.0 and ME5.1.0.1.0, contains a Client-side desync Vulnerability. An unauthenticated attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability to force a victim's browser to desynchronize its connection with the website, typically leading to XSS and DoS.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • LOW
  • CHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published