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Security Advisories: MDE2OlNlY3VyaXR5QWR2aXNvcnlHSFNBLXg0NjItODlwZi02cjVo

Crash due to malformed relay protocol message


  1. syncthing can be caused to crash and exit if sent a malformed relay protocol message message with a negative length field.

  2. The relay server strelaysrv can be caused to crash and exit if sent a malformed relay protocol message with a negative length field.

At no point is sensitive data exposed or liable to be altered due to this issue. Sensitive data is never exposed to relay operators. Syncthing itself would need to be lured to connect to a malicious relay server in order to exploit the issue.


Fixed in version 1.15.0.


  1. No known workaround for strelaysrv.

  2. syncthing can be configured to not use relays, or to only use specific, trusted relays. If Syncthing is used in a closed environment or with relaying disabled, i.e., it does not communicate with unknown relays, Syncthing is not vulnerable.

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Thanks to Wojciech Paciorek for discovering and reporting this issue.

Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: Low
Classification: General
Published: over 2 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

CVSS Score: 7.5
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Identifiers: GHSA-x462-89pf-6r5h, CVE-2021-21404

Affected Packages
Versions: < 1.15.0
Fixed in: 1.15.0