#VU62036 Unchecked Return Value


Published: 2022-04-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU62036

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-23806

CWE-ID: CWE-252

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Go programming language
Universal components / Libraries / Scripting languages

Vendor: Google

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to unchecked return value within the Curve.IsOnCurve() function in crypto/elliptic. A remote attacker can force the application to incorrectly return true in situations with a big.Int value that is not a valid field element. As a result, an attacker can modify application flow, which can lead to unauthorized data modification or denial of service.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Go programming language: 1.17 - 1.17.6, 1.16 - 1.16.13


CPE

External links
http://groups.google.com/g/golang-announce/c/SUsQn0aSgPQ
http://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20220225-0006/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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