CVE-2017-16790 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in Symfony before 2.7.38, 2.8.31, 3.2.14, 3.3.13, 3.4-BETA5, and 4.0-BETA5. When a form is submitted by the user, the request handler classes of the Form component merge POST data and uploaded files data into one array. This big array forms the data that are then bound to the form. At this stage there is no difference anymore between submitted POST data and uploaded files. A user can send a crafted HTTP request where the value of a "FileType" is sent as normal POST data that could be interpreted as a local file path on the server-side (for example, "file:///etc/passwd"). If the application did not perform any additional checks about the value submitted to the "FileType", the contents of the given file on the server could have been exposed to the attacker.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://symfony.com/blog/cve-2017-16790-ensure-that-submitted-data-are-uploaded-files Issue Tracking  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4262 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16790
NVD Published Date:
08/06/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
MITRE