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HTTP/2 become the standard defacto for the modern web and causes new application security risks. The HTTP2 request smuggling is one of a few HTTP/2 vulnerabilities with the high severity that raised last year. In this post, we will describe it in detail and suggest an open-source tool http2smugl that detects such kinds of vulnerabilities. HTTP/2 is the thing that already took an Internet. According to the Wikipedia: “The standardization effort was supported by Chrome,…

Welcome to the Wallarm weekly web exploits digest! Since this week, we will publish our weekly digests consists of web exploits with CVSS scores higher than 5. It will be followed by explanations, risks analysis, related stories and news. So, here we go!

The most sophisticated and interesting exploit was out of this score for some reason, but who we are to argue with CVSS score 😉 This is the Apache OFBiz XML-RPC Java Serialization Remote Code Execution issues https://vulners.com/packetstorm/PACKETSTORM:161769 where you can find a XML-packed and Base64 encoded Java deserialization payload:

The recent critical security issue in VMware vCenter was discovered this January and fixed on February 23rd https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0002.html. The exploit looks like a simple JSP shell upload, but for some reason, it’s a blind spot for Web Application Firewalls (WAFs). Let’s understand why. The CVE-2021-21972 affects vCenter versions 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0. The exploit for Metasploit released https://vulners.com/packetstorm/PACKETSTORM:161695 today. The exploit description is pretty straight forward “This module exploits an unauthenticated OVA file upload and path traversal in VMware…

Grammarly is the unicorn company that announced its open bug bounty program last September. Since that time, many security researchers posted their submissions and got paid well. Some of Grammarly’s issues are also useful for others. Like the recent XSS, that also bypasses an AWS WAF. The recent XSS report is a bit different among others. First of all, it was submitted by Frans Rosen, one of the top HackerOne hackers. He is the 6th…

Consul is a software first released in 2014 for DNS-based service discovery. It provides distributed key-value storage, segmentation, and configuration. Registered services and nodes can be queried using a DNS interface or an HTTP interface. (Wikipedia) Basically, Consul ensures the coherence of system components and the trust between them. Consul is at the core of your system. It is in all the elements so that they can interact with each other with minimal human intervention.…