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CVE-2023-47641 Detail


aiohttp is an asynchronous HTTP client/server framework for asyncio and Python. Affected versions of aiohttp have a security vulnerability regarding the inconsistent interpretation of the http protocol. HTTP/1.1 is a persistent protocol, if both Content-Length(CL) and Transfer-Encoding(TE) header values are present it can lead to incorrect interpretation of two entities that parse the HTTP and we can poison other sockets with this incorrect interpretation. A possible Proof-of-Concept (POC) would be a configuration with a reverse proxy(frontend) that accepts both CL and TE headers and aiohttp as backend. As aiohttp parses anything with chunked, we can pass a chunked123 as TE, the frontend entity will ignore this header and will parse Content-Length. The impact of this vulnerability is that it is possible to bypass any proxy rule, poisoning sockets to other users like passing Authentication Headers, also if it is present an Open Redirect an attacker could combine it to redirect random users to another website and log the request. This vulnerability has been addressed in release 3.8.0 of aiohttp. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  3.4 LOW
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/aio-libs/aiohttp/commit/f016f0680e4ace6742b03a70cb0382ce86abe371 Patch 
https://github.com/aio-libs/aiohttp/security/advisories/GHSA-xx9p-xxvh-7g8j Exploit  Patch  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

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

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GitHub, Inc.