#VU69405 Input validation error in Go programming language


Published: 2022-11-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU69405

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-41716

CWE-ID: CWE-20

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Google

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary OS commands on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to insecure processing of unsanitized NUL values in syscall.StartProcess and os/exec.Cmd. A local user on the Windows operating system can set a specially crafted environment variable and execute arbitrary OS commands on the system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Go programming language: 1.19 - 1.19.2, 1.18 - 1.18.7


External links
http://go.dev/cl/446916
http://pkg.go.dev/vuln/GO-2022-1095
http://go.dev/issue/56284
http://groups.google.com/g/golang-announce/c/mbHY1UY3BaM/m/hSpmRzk-AgAJ


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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