Access Restriction Bypass Affecting package, versions >=1.12.0 <1.12.2

  • Attack Complexity


  • User Interaction


  • Confidentiality


  • Integrity


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  • snyk-id


  • published

    20 Jan 2022

  • disclosed

    20 Jan 2022

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How to fix?

Upgrade to version 1.12.2 or higher.


Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Access Restriction Bypass via incorrect configuration generated for proxies of version 1.11 affecting the hosts and notHosts field in the authorization policy. The incorrect configuration could cause requests to accidentally bypass or get rejected by the authorization policy when using the hosts and notHosts fields.

Istio 1.12 supports the hosts and notHosts fields in authorization policy with a new Envoy API shipped with the 1.12 data plane. A bug in the 1.12.0 and 1.12.1 incorrectly uses the new Envoy API with the 1.11 data plane. This will cause the hosts and notHosts fields to be always matched regardless of the actual value of the host header when mixing 1.12.0/1.12.1 control plane and 1.11 data plane.