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Revision as of 05:25, 30 October 2008

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Description

The term CRLF refers to Carriage Return (ASCII 13, \r) Line Feed (ASCII 10, \n). They're used to note the termination of a line, however, dealt with differently in today’s popular Operating Systems. For example: in Windows both a CR and LF are required to note the end of a line, whereas in Linux/UNIX a LF is only required.

A CRLF Injection attack occurs when a user managed to submit a CRLF into an application. This is most commonly done by modifying an HTTP parameter or URL.


Risk Factors

TBD


Examples

Depending on how the application is developed this can be a minor problem or a fairly serious security flaw. Lets look at the latter because this is after all a security related post.

Let's assume a file is used at some point to read/write data to, such as a log of some sort. If an attacker managed to place a CRLF then can then inject some sort of read programmatic method to the file. This could result in the contents being written to screen on the next attempt to use this file.

Another example is the "response splitting" attacks, where CRLF's is injected into an application and included in the response. The extra CRLF's are interpreted by proxies, caches, and maybe browsers as the end of a packet, causing mayhem.


Related Attacks


Related Vulnerabilities


Related Controls


Related Technical Impacts


References

TBD