CVE-2021-21273

MEDIUM

Description

Synapse is a Matrix reference homeserver written in python (pypi package matrix-synapse). Matrix is an ecosystem for open federated Instant Messaging and VoIP. In Synapse before version 1.25.0, requests to user provided domains were not restricted to external IP addresses when calculating the key validity for third-party invite events and sending push notifications. This could cause Synapse to make requests to internal infrastructure. The type of request was not controlled by the user, although limited modification of request bodies was possible. For the most thorough protection server administrators should remove the deprecated `federation_ip_range_blacklist` from their settings after upgrading to Synapse v1.25.0 which will result in Synapse using the improved default IP address restrictions. See the new `ip_range_blacklist` and `ip_range_whitelist` settings if more specific control is necessary.

References

https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/commit/30fba6210834a4ecd91badf0c8f3eb278b72e746

https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/pull/8821

https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/releases/tag/v1.25.0

https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/security/advisories/GHSA-v936-j8gp-9q3p

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-02-26

Updated: 2021-03-05

Type: CWE-601

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Impact Score: 2.7

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:matrix:synapse:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*