GHSA-9w4w-cpc8-h2fq

Source
https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-9w4w-cpc8-h2fq
Import Source
https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2022/03/GHSA-9w4w-cpc8-h2fq/GHSA-9w4w-cpc8-h2fq.json
Aliases
Published
2022-03-07T23:44:28Z
Modified
2024-02-19T05:33:29.000422Z
Details

Impact

HTTPie have the practical concept of sessions, which help users to persistently store some of the state that belongs to the outgoing requests and incoming responses on the disk for further usage. As an example, we can make an authenticated request and save it to a named session called api:

$ http --session api -a user:pass pie.dev/basic-auth/user/pass
{
    "authenticated": true,
    "user": "user"
}

Since we have now saved the authentication data to that session, we won‘t have to enter it again and again on every invocation. We can simply reference the session, and HTTPie will use the saved state directly from it:

$ http --session api pie.dev/basic-auth/user/pass
{
    "authenticated": true,
    "user": "user"
}

One particular use case of these sessions is storing cookies (commonly referred to as a Cookie Jar). If a response has a Set-Cookie header, HTTPie will parse it and store the actual cookie in the session. And from that point on, all outgoing requests will attach that cookie (in the form of a Cookie header).

This is extremely useful, especially when you are dealing with websites which manage their own state on the client-side through cookies.

$ http -F --session jar pie.dev/cookies/set/x/y
{
    "cookies": {
        "x": "y"
    }
}

Before 3.1.0, HTTPie didn‘t distinguish between cookies and hosts they belonged. This behavior resulted in the exposure of some cookies when there are redirects originating from the actual host to a third party website, e.g:

$ http -F --session jar pie.dev/redirect-to url==https://httpbin.org/cookies

(Pre 3.1.0)

{
    "cookies": {
        "x": "y"
    }
}

(Post 3.1.0)

{
    "cookies": {}
}

This behavior has been corrected in this release (with taking RFC 6265 — HTTP State Management Mechanism into the consideration).

A huge credit goes to @Glyph for disclosing the original vulnerability to us (through huntr.dev).

Patches

We suggest users to upgrade their HTTPie version to 3.1.0 or higher, and run httpie cli sessions upgrade command on their sessions.

For more information

If you have any questions or comments about this advisory: * Email us: security@httpie.io

Please note that this entry is covered by both CVE-2022-24737 and CVE-2022-0430.

References

Affected packages

PyPI / httpie

Package

Name
httpie

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
0The exact introduced commit is unknown
Fixed
3.1.0

Affected versions

0.*

0.1
0.1.1
0.1.2
0.1.3
0.1.4
0.1.5
0.1.6
0.2.0
0.2.1
0.2.2
0.2.3
0.2.4dev
0.2.4
0.2.5
0.2.6
0.2.7
0.3.0
0.3.1
0.4.0
0.4.1
0.5.0
0.5.1
0.6.0
0.7.0
0.7.2
0.8.0
0.9.0
0.9.1
0.9.2
0.9.3
0.9.4
0.9.5
0.9.6
0.9.7
0.9.8
0.9.9

1.*

1.0.0
1.0.2
1.0.3

2.*

2.0.0
2.1.0
2.2.0
2.3.0
2.4.0
2.5.0
2.6.0

3.*

3.0.0
3.0.1
3.0.2