Symfony up to 4.4.6 Response Content-Type denial of service

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A vulnerability was found in Symfony up to 4.4.6. It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown function of the component Response Handler. The manipulation as part of a Content-Type leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-435. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

In Symfony before version 4.4, when a `Response` does not contain a `Content-Type` header, affected versions of Symfony can fallback to the format defined in the `Accept` header of the request, leading to a possible mismatch between the response's content and `Content-Type` header. When the response is cached, this can prevent the use of the website by other users. This has been patched in version 4.4.

The weakness was shared 03/30/2020 (GitHub Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at github.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2020-5255 since 01/02/2020. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The successful exploitation requires a authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading to version 4.4.7 eliminates this vulnerability.

The entry 152440 is related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 2.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 2.3

VulDB Base Score: 2.6
VulDB Temp Score: 2.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-435
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Symfony 4.4.7

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01/02/2020 CVE assigned
03/30/2020 +88 days Advisory disclosed
03/31/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
10/05/2020 +188 days VulDB last update

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Advisory: github.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2020-5255 (🔒)
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Created: 03/31/2020 10:33 AM
Updated: 10/05/2020 10:14 AM
Changes: (1) advisory_confirm_url
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