#VU71491 Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature in Cargo and Rust Programming Language


Published: 2023-01-24

Vulnerability identifier: #VU71491

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-46176

CWE-ID: CWE-347

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Cargo
/
Rust Programming Language
Universal components / Libraries / Programming Languages & Components

Vendor: The Rust Programming Language
Rust Team

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform MitM attack.

The vulnerability exists due to Cargo does not perform SSH host key verification when cloning indexes and dependencies via SSH. A remote attacker can perform MitM attack.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cargo: 0.0.1-pre - 0.67.0

Rust Programming Language: 1.0.0 - 1.66.0


CPE

External links
http://github.com/rust-lang/wg-security-response/tree/main/patches/CVE-2022-46176
http://github.com/rust-lang/cargo/security/advisories/GHSA-r5w3-xm58-jv6j


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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