#VU62036 Unchecked Return Value in Go programming language

Published: 2022-04-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU62036

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-23806


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Google


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.

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Vulnerable software versions

Go programming language: 1.17 - 1.17.6, 1.16 - 1.16.13

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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