HTTP Request Smuggling

Affecting puma gem, versions <3.12.6 || >=4.0.0, <4.3.5

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Overview

puma is a simple, fast, threaded, and highly concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby/Rack applications. Puma is intended for use in both development and production environments. It's great for highly concurrent Ruby implementations such as Rubinius and JRuby as well as as providing process worker support to support CRuby well.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to HTTP Request Smuggling. A client could smuggle a request through a proxy, causing the proxy to send a response back to another unknown client.

If the proxy uses persistent connections and the client adds another request in via HTTP pipelining, the proxy may mistake it as the first request's body. Puma, however, would see it as two requests, and when processing the second request, send back a response that the proxy does not expect.

If the proxy has reused the persistent connection to Puma to send another request for a different client, the second response from the first client will be sent to the second client.This is a similar but different vulnerability from CVE-2020-11076.

Remediation

Upgrade puma to version 3.12.6, 4.3.5 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

6.5
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:R
Credit
Zeddy Yu
CVE
CVE-2020-11077
CWE
CWE-444
Snyk ID
SNYK-RUBY-PUMA-570206
Disclosed
22 May, 2020
Published
22 May, 2020