CVE Vulnerabilities


Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')

Published: Jan 18, 2023 | Modified: Jan 26, 2023
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

Versions of Async HTTP Client prior to 1.13.2 are vulnerable to a form of targeted request manipulation called CRLF injection. This vulnerability was the result of insufficient validation of HTTP header field values before sending them to the network. Users are vulnerable if they pass untrusted data into HTTP header field values without prior sanitisation. Common use-cases here might be to place usernames from a database into HTTP header fields. This vulnerability allows attackers to inject new HTTP header fields, or entirely new requests, into the data stream. This can cause requests to be understood very differently by the remote server than was intended. In general, this is unlikely to result in data disclosure, but it can result in a number of logical errors and other misbehaviours.


The product constructs all or part of a command, data structure, or record using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify how it is parsed or interpreted when it is sent to a downstream component.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Async-http-client Asynchttpclient_project * 1.4.1 (excluding)
Async-http-client Asynchttpclient_project 1.5.0 (including) 1.9.1 (excluding)
Async-http-client Asynchttpclient_project 1.10.0 (including) 1.12.1 (excluding)
Async-http-client Asynchttpclient_project 1.13.0 (including) 1.13.2 (excluding)

Potential Mitigations