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CVE-2022-21698 Detail

Current Description

client_golang is the instrumentation library for Go applications in Prometheus, and the promhttp package in client_golang provides tooling around HTTP servers and clients. In client_golang prior to version 1.11.1, HTTP server is susceptible to a Denial of Service through unbounded cardinality, and potential memory exhaustion, when handling requests with non-standard HTTP methods. In order to be affected, an instrumented software must use any of `promhttp.InstrumentHandler*` middleware except `RequestsInFlight`; not filter any specific methods (e.g GET) before middleware; pass metric with `method` label name to our middleware; and not have any firewall/LB/proxy that filters away requests with unknown `method`. client_golang version 1.11.1 contains a patch for this issue. Several workarounds are available, including removing the `method` label name from counter/gauge used in the InstrumentHandler; turning off affected promhttp handlers; adding custom middleware before promhttp handler that will sanitize the request method given by Go http.Request; and using a reverse proxy or web application firewall, configured to only allow a limited set of methods.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/prometheus/client_golang/pull/962 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/prometheus/client_golang/pull/987 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/prometheus/client_golang/releases/tag/v1.11.1 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/prometheus/client_golang/security/advisories/GHSA-cg3q-j54f-5p7p Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2IK53GWZ475OQ6ENABKMJMTOBZG6LXUR/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2PFW6Q2LXXWTFRTMTRN4ZGADFRQPKJ3D/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/36GUEPA5TPSC57DZTPYPBL6T7UPQ2FRH/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/4KDETHL5XCT6RZN2BBNOCEXRZ2W3SFU3/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/7V7I72LSQ3IET3QJR6QPAVGJZ4CBDLN5/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
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https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/FY3N7H6VSDZM37B4SKM2PFFCUWU7QYWN/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
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Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-772 Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-21698
NVD Published Date:
02/15/2022
NVD Last Modified:
06/14/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.