Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.6 Apache Tomcat request smuggling

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.6 (Connectivity Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component Apache Tomcat. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-444. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. CVE summarizes:

Apache Tomcat 10.0.0-M1 to 10.0.6, 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.46 and 8.5.0 to 8.5.66 did not correctly parse the HTTP transfer-encoding request header in some circumstances leading to the possibility to request smuggling when used with a reverse proxy. Specifically: - Tomcat incorrectly ignored the transfer encoding header if the client declared it would only accept an HTTP/1.0 response; - Tomcat honoured the identify encoding; and - Tomcat did not ensure that, if present, the chunked encoding was the final encoding.

The weakness was published 10/19/2021 as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2021. The advisory is available at oracle.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2021-33037 since 05/17/2021. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/27/2021).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.2

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-444
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Upgrade: oracle.com

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05/17/2021 CVE reserved
10/19/2021 +155 days Advisory disclosed
10/19/2021 +0 days Countermeasure disclosed
10/20/2021 +1 days VulDB entry created
10/27/2021 +7 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: oracle.com

Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2021
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2021-33037 (🔒)

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Created: 10/20/2021 08:11 AM
Updated: 10/27/2021 01:04 PM
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