GHSA-r6r4-5pr8-gjcp

Source
https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-r6r4-5pr8-gjcp
Import Source
https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2024/01/GHSA-r6r4-5pr8-gjcp/GHSA-r6r4-5pr8-gjcp.json
Aliases
Published
2024-01-03T21:44:35Z
Modified
2024-02-09T00:29:14Z
Details

Vapor's vapor_urlparser_parse function uses uint16_t indexes when parsing a URI's components, which may cause integer overflows when parsing untrusted inputs.

This vulnerability does not affect Vapor directly but could impact applications relying on the URI type for validating user input.

The URI type is used in several places in Vapor. A developer may decide to use URI to represent a URL in their application (especially if that URL is then passed to the HTTP Client) and rely on its public properties and methods. However, URI may fail to properly parse a valid (albeit abnormally long) URL, due to string ranges being converted to 16-bit integers. An attacker may use this behaviour to trick the application into accepting a URL to an untrusted destination.

By padding the port number with zeros, an attacker can cause an integer overflow to occur when the URL authority is parsed and, as a result, spoof the host.

Impact

Users attempting to treat untrusted input as a URI are vulnerable to a host spoofing attack due to an integer overflow.

Workarounds

Validate user input before parsing as a URI or, if possible, use Foundation's URL and URLComponents utilities.

References

Affected packages

SwiftURL / github.com/vapor/vapor

Package

Name
github.com/vapor/vapor

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
0The exact introduced commit is unknown
Fixed
4.90.0

Database specific

{
    "last_known_affected_version_range": "<= 4.89.3"
}