RUSTSEC-2024-0008: Vulnerability in trillium-client

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RUSTSEC-2024-0008

Improper Neutralization of CRLF Sequences in HTTP Headers (‘HTTP Request/Response Splitting’)


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Issued

Package

trillium-client
(crates.io)

Type

Vulnerability

Keywords

#http

#request

#splitting

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References
Patched
  • >=0.5.4

Description

Summary

Insufficient validation of outbound header values may lead to request splitting or response splitting attacks in scenarios where attackers have sufficient control over outbound headers.

Details

Outbound trillium_http::HeaderValue and trillium_http::HeaderName can be constructed infallibly and were not checked for illegal bytes when sending requests. Thus, if an attacker has sufficient control over header values (or names) in a request that they could inject rn sequences, they could get the client and server out of sync, and then pivot to gain control over other parts of requests or responses. (i.e. exfiltrating data from other requests, SSRF, etc.)

Patches

trillium-client >= 0.5.4:

  • If any header name or header value is invalid in the client request headers, awaiting the client Conn returns an Error::MalformedHeader prior to any network access.

Workarounds

trillium client applications should sanitize or validate untrusted input that is included in header values and header names. Carriage return, newline, and null characters are not allowed.

Impact

This only affects use cases where attackers have control of outbound headers, and can insert “rn” sequences. Specifically, if untrusted and unvalidated input is inserted into header names or values.

Credit

Discovered and reported by @divergentdave

Advisory available under CC0-1.0
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