CVE-2024-24806

NameCVE-2024-24806
Descriptionlibuv is a multi-platform support library with a focus on asynchronous I/O. The `uv_getaddrinfo` function in `src/unix/getaddrinfo.c` (and its windows counterpart `src/win/getaddrinfo.c`), truncates hostnames to 256 characters before calling `getaddrinfo`. This behavior can be exploited to create addresses like `0x00007f000001`, which are considered valid by `getaddrinfo` and could allow an attacker to craft payloads that resolve to unintended IP addresses, bypassing developer checks. The vulnerability arises due to how the `hostname_ascii` variable (with a length of 256 bytes) is handled in `uv_getaddrinfo` and subsequently in `uv__idna_toascii`. When the hostname exceeds 256 characters, it gets truncated without a terminating null byte. As a result attackers may be able to access internal APIs or for websites (similar to MySpace) that allows users to have `username.example.com` pages. Internal services that crawl or cache these user pages can be exposed to SSRF attacks if a malicious user chooses a long vulnerable username. This issue has been addressed in release version 1.48.0. Users are advised to upgrade. There are no known workarounds for this vulnerability.
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Debian Bugs1063484

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libuv1 (PTS)buster, buster (security)1.24.1-1+deb10u1vulnerable
bullseye1.40.0-2vulnerable
bookworm1.44.2-1vulnerable
trixie1.48.0-1fixed
sid1.48.0-1.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libuv1source(unstable)1.48.0-11063484

Notes

https://github.com/libuv/libuv/security/advisories/GHSA-f74f-cvh7-c6q6
Introduced by: https://github.com/libuv/libuv/commit/6dd44caa35b4697d7e8c1b9fa0ba8e95d73355de (v1.24.0)
Fixed by: https://github.com/libuv/libuv/commit/0f2d7e784a256b54b2385043438848047bc2a629 (v1.48.0)
Fixed by: https://github.com/libuv/libuv/commit/3530bcc30350d4a6ccf35d2f7b33e23292b9de70 (v1.48.0)
Fixed by: https://github.com/libuv/libuv/commit/e0327e1d508b8207c9150b6e582f0adf26213c39 (v1.48.0)

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