MGASA-2021-0374 - Updated netty packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 27 Jul 2021
URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2021-0374.html
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases: 8
CVE: CVE-2021-21295,
     CVE-2021-21409

In Netty (io.netty:netty-codec-http2) before version 4.1.60.Final there is a
vulnerability that enables request smuggling. If a Content-Length header is
present in the original HTTP/2 request, the field is not validated by
`Http2MultiplexHandler` as it is propagated up. This is fine as long as the
request is not proxied through as HTTP/1.1. If the request comes in as an
HTTP/2 stream, gets converted into the HTTP/1.1 domain objects (`HttpRequest`,
`HttpContent`, etc.) via `Http2StreamFrameToHttpObjectCodec `and then sent up
to the child channel's pipeline and proxied through a remote peer as HTTP/1.1
this may result in request smuggling. In a proxy case, users may assume the
content-length is validated somehow, which is not the case. If the request is
forwarded to a backend channel that is a HTTP/1.1 connection, the Content-
Length now has meaning and needs to be checked. An attacker can smuggle
requests inside the body as it gets downgraded from HTTP/2 to HTTP/1.1. For
an example attack refer to the linked GitHub Advisory. Users are only affected
if all of this is true: `HTTP2MultiplexCodec` or `Http2FrameCodec` is used,
`Http2StreamFrameToHttpObjectCodec` is used to convert to HTTP/1.1 objects,
and these HTTP/1.1 objects are forwarded to another remote peer. This has been
patched in 4.1.60.Final As a workaround, the user can do the validation by
themselves by implementing a custom `ChannelInboundHandler` that is put in the
`ChannelPipeline` behind `Http2StreamFrameToHttpObjectCodec`
(CVE-2021-21295).

In Netty (io.netty:netty-codec-http2) before version 4.1.61.Final there is a
vulnerability that enables request smuggling. The content-length header is not
correctly validated if the request only uses a single Http2HeaderFrame with
the endStream set to to true. This could lead to request smuggling if the
request is proxied to a remote peer and translated to HTTP/1.1. This is a
followup of GHSA-wm47-8v5p-wjpj/CVE-2021-21295 which did miss to fix this one
case. This was fixed as part of 4.1.61.Final
(CVE-2021-21409).

References:
- https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28985
- https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4885
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-21295
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-21409

SRPMS:
- 8/core/netty-4.1.51-1.2.mga8