Hostname spoofing via backslashes in URLurijs
In URI.js before version 1.19.4, the hostname can be spoofed by using a backslash (
\) character followed by an at (
@) character. If the hostname is used in security decisions, the decision may be incorrect. Depending on library usage and attacker intent, impacts may include allow/block list bypasses, SSRF attacks, open redirects, or other undesired behavior.
For example the URL
https://expected-example.com\@observed-example.com will incorrectly return
observed-example.com if using an affected version. Patched versions correctly return
expected-example.com. Patched versions match the behavior of other parsers which implement the WHATWG URL specification, including web browsers and Node's built-in URL class. Version 1.19.4 is patched against all known payload variants.
Version 1.19.3 has a partial patch but is still vulnerable to a payload variant.
Upgrade to version 1.19.4 or later.
publishedAdvisory PublishedJan 6th, 2021
reportedReported by AnonymousJan 6th, 2021