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Security Advisories: MDE2OlNlY3VyaXR5QWR2aXNvcnlHSFNBLXc5ZmcteGZmaC1wMzYy

Denial of service (via resource exhaustion) due to improper input validation on third-party identifier endpoints

Impact

Missing input validation of some parameters on the endpoints used to confirm third-party identifiers could cause excessive use of disk space and memory leading to resource exhaustion.

Patches

The issue is fixed by #9321.

Workarounds

Depending on the needs and configuration of the homeserver a few options are available:

  1. Using email as third-party identifiers be disabled by not configuring the email setting.

  2. Using phone numbers as third-party identifiers can be disabled by ensuring that account_threepid_delegates.msisdn is not configured.

  3. Additionally, the affected endpoint patterns can be blocked at a reverse proxy:

    • ^/_matrix/client/(r0|unstable)/register/email
    • ^/_matrix/client/(r0|unstable)/register/msisdn
    • ^/_matrix/client/(r0|unstable)/account/password
    • ^/_matrix/client/(r0|unstable)/account/3pid
Permalink: https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-w9fg-xffh-p362
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Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: Moderate
Classification: General
Published: over 3 years ago
Updated: over 1 year ago


CVSS Score: 5.3
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Identifiers: GHSA-w9fg-xffh-p362, CVE-2021-21394
References: Repository: https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse
Blast Radius: 7.5

Affected Packages

pypi:matrix-synapse
Dependent packages: 6
Dependent repositories: 26
Downloads: 19,885 last month
Affected Version Ranges: < 1.28.0
Fixed in: 1.28.0
All affected versions: 0.33.5, 0.33.6, 0.33.7, 0.33.8, 0.33.9, 0.34.0, 0.99.0, 0.99.1, 0.99.2, 0.99.3, 0.99.4, 0.99.5, 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.5.0, 1.5.1, 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.7.0, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.9.1, 1.10.0, 1.10.1, 1.11.0, 1.11.1, 1.12.0, 1.12.1, 1.12.2, 1.12.3, 1.12.4, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.15.0, 1.15.1, 1.15.2, 1.16.0, 1.16.1, 1.17.0, 1.18.0, 1.19.0, 1.19.1, 1.19.2, 1.19.3, 1.20.0, 1.20.1, 1.21.0, 1.21.1, 1.21.2, 1.22.0, 1.22.1, 1.23.0, 1.23.1, 1.24.0, 1.25.0, 1.26.0, 1.27.0
All unaffected versions: 1.28.0, 1.29.0, 1.30.0, 1.30.1, 1.31.0, 1.32.0, 1.32.1, 1.32.2, 1.33.0, 1.33.1, 1.33.2, 1.34.0, 1.35.0, 1.35.1, 1.36.0, 1.37.0, 1.37.1, 1.38.0, 1.38.1, 1.39.0, 1.40.0, 1.41.0, 1.41.1, 1.42.0, 1.43.0, 1.44.0, 1.45.0, 1.45.1, 1.46.0, 1.47.0, 1.47.1, 1.48.0, 1.49.0, 1.49.2, 1.50.0, 1.50.1, 1.50.2, 1.51.0, 1.52.0, 1.53.0, 1.54.0, 1.55.0, 1.55.1, 1.55.2, 1.56.0, 1.57.0, 1.57.1, 1.58.0, 1.58.1, 1.59.0, 1.59.1, 1.60.0, 1.61.0, 1.61.1, 1.62.0, 1.63.0, 1.63.1, 1.64.0, 1.65.0, 1.66.0, 1.67.0, 1.68.0, 1.69.0, 1.70.0, 1.70.1, 1.71.0, 1.72.0, 1.73.0, 1.74.0, 1.75.0, 1.76.0, 1.77.0, 1.78.0, 1.79.0, 1.80.0, 1.81.0, 1.82.0, 1.83.0, 1.84.0, 1.84.1, 1.85.0, 1.85.1, 1.85.2, 1.86.0, 1.87.0, 1.88.0, 1.89.0, 1.90.0, 1.91.0, 1.91.1, 1.91.2, 1.92.1, 1.92.2, 1.92.3, 1.93.0, 1.94.0, 1.95.0, 1.95.1, 1.96.1, 1.97.0, 1.98.0, 1.99.0, 1.100.0, 1.101.0, 1.102.0, 1.103.0, 1.104.0, 1.105.0, 1.105.1, 1.106.0, 1.107.0, 1.108.0, 1.109.0, 1.110.0, 1.111.0