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CVE-2019-16789 Detail

Current Description

In Waitress through version 1.4.0, if a proxy server is used in front of waitress, an invalid request may be sent by an attacker that bypasses the front-end and is parsed differently by waitress leading to a potential for HTTP request smuggling. Specially crafted requests containing special whitespace characters in the Transfer-Encoding header would get parsed by Waitress as being a chunked request, but a front-end server would use the Content-Length instead as the Transfer-Encoding header is considered invalid due to containing invalid characters. If a front-end server does HTTP pipelining to a backend Waitress server this could lead to HTTP request splitting which may lead to potential cache poisoning or unexpected information disclosure. This issue is fixed in Waitress 1.4.1 through more strict HTTP field validation.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.2 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  7.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0720 Third Party Advisory 
https://docs.pylonsproject.org/projects/waitress/en/latest/#security-fixes Release Notes  Vendor Advisory 
https://github.com/Pylons/waitress/commit/11d9e138125ad46e951027184b13242a3c1de017 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/github/advisory-review/pull/14604 Broken Link  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2022/05/msg00011.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/GVDHR2DNKCNQ7YQXISJ45NT4IQDX3LJ7/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/LYEOTGWJZVKPRXX2HBNVIYWCX73QYPM5/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuapr2022.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-444 Inconsistent Interpretation of HTTP Requests ('HTTP Request/Response Smuggling') cwe source acceptance level NIST   Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-16789
NVD Published Date:
12/26/2019
NVD Last Modified:
09/23/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.