GHSA-cjvr-mfj7-j4j8

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Source
https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-cjvr-mfj7-j4j8
Import Source
https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2022/03/GHSA-cjvr-mfj7-j4j8/GHSA-cjvr-mfj7-j4j8.json
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https://api.osv.dev/v1/vulns/GHSA-cjvr-mfj7-j4j8
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Published
2022-03-01T22:12:47Z
Modified
2024-02-16T08:17:22.137362Z
Severity
  • 6.5 (Medium) CVSS_V3 - CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N CVSS Calculator
Summary
Incorrect Authorization and Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor in scrapy
Details

Impact

If you manually define cookies on a Request object, and that Request object gets a redirect response, the new Request object scheduled to follow the redirect keeps those user-defined cookies, regardless of the target domain.

Patches

Upgrade to Scrapy 2.6.0, which resets cookies when creating Request objects to follow redirects¹, and drops the Cookie header if manually-defined if the redirect target URL domain name does not match the source URL domain name².

If you are using Scrapy 1.8 or a lower version, and upgrading to Scrapy 2.6.0 is not an option, you may upgrade to Scrapy 1.8.2 instead.

¹ At that point the original, user-set cookies have been processed by the cookie middleware into the global or request-specific cookiejar, with their domain restricted to the domain of the original URL, so when the cookie middleware processes the new (redirect) request it will incorporate those cookies into the new request as long as the domain of the new request matches the domain of the original request.

² This prevents cookie leaks to unintended domains even if the cookies middleware is not used.

Workarounds

If you cannot upgrade, set your cookies using a list of dictionaries instead of a single dictionary, as described in the Request documentation, and set the right domain for each cookie.

Alternatively, you can disable cookies altogether, or limit target domains to domains that you trust with all your user-set cookies.

References

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References

Affected packages

PyPI / scrapy

Package

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
0Unknown introduced version / All previous versions are affected
Fixed
1.8.2

Affected versions

0.*

0.7
0.8
0.9
0.10.4.2364
0.12.0.2550
0.14.1
0.14.2
0.14.3
0.14.4
0.16.0
0.16.1
0.16.2
0.16.3
0.16.4
0.16.5
0.18.0
0.18.1
0.18.2
0.18.3
0.18.4
0.20.0
0.20.1
0.20.2
0.22.0
0.22.1
0.22.2
0.24.0
0.24.1
0.24.2
0.24.3
0.24.4
0.24.5
0.24.6

1.*

1.0.0rc1
1.0.0rc2
1.0.0rc3
1.0.0
1.0.1
1.0.2
1.0.3
1.0.4
1.0.5
1.0.6
1.0.7
1.1.0rc1
1.1.0rc2
1.1.0rc3
1.1.0rc4
1.1.0
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.2.0
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.2.3
1.3.0
1.3.1
1.3.2
1.3.3
1.4.0
1.5.0
1.5.1
1.5.2
1.6.0
1.7.0
1.7.1
1.7.2
1.7.3
1.7.4
1.8.0
1.8.1

PyPI / scrapy

Package

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
2.0.0
Fixed
2.6.0

Affected versions

2.*

2.0.0
2.0.1
2.1.0
2.2.0
2.2.1
2.3.0
2.4.0
2.4.1
2.5.0
2.5.1