rustls Crate up to 0.15.x on Rust conn_event argument injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in rustls Crate up to 0.15.x on Rust (Rust Package). This issue affects the function conn_event of the file rustls-mio/examples/ The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a argument injection vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-88. The product constructs a string for a command to be executed by a separate component in another control sphere, but it does not properly delimit the intended arguments, options, or switches within that command string. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

rustls-mio/examples/ in the rustls crate before 0.16.0 for Rust allows attackers to cause a denial of service (loop of conn_event and ready) by arranging for a client to never be writable.

The weakness was disclosed 08/26/2019. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2019-15541 since 08/25/2019. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 0.16.0 eliminates this vulnerability.






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Class: Argument injection
CWE: CWE-88 / CWE-74 / CWE-707

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Remote: Yes

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Upgrade: rustls Crate 0.16.0


08/25/2019 🔍
08/26/2019 +1 days 🔍
08/27/2019 +1 days 🔍
12/04/2023 +1560 days 🔍


Advisory: a93ee1abd2ab19ebe4bf9d684d56637ee54a6074
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2019-15541 (🔍)


Created: 08/27/2019 08:34 AM
Updated: 12/04/2023 09:31 AM
Changes: 08/27/2019 08:34 AM (38), 08/06/2020 11:10 AM (18), 12/04/2023 09:31 AM (6)
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