#VU74574 Code Injection in Go programming language

Published: 2023-04-06

Vulnerability identifier: #VU74574

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-24538


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 execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in html/template when handling JavaScript templates that contain backticks in code. If a template contains a Go template action within a JavaScript template literal, the contents of the action can be used to terminate the literal, injecting arbitrary JavaScript code into the Go template.

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Vulnerable software versions

Go programming language: 1.20 - 1.20.2, 1.19 - 1.19.7

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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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