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CVE-2018-16873 Detail

Current Description

In Go before 1.10.6 and 1.11.x before 1.11.3, the "go get" command is vulnerable to remote code execution when executed with the -u flag and the import path of a malicious Go package, or a package that imports it directly or indirectly. Specifically, it is only vulnerable in GOPATH mode, but not in module mode (the distinction is documented at https://golang.org/cmd/go/#hdr-Module_aware_go_get). Using custom domains, it's possible to arrange things so that a Git repository is cloned to a folder named ".git" by using a vanity import path that ends with "/.git". If the Git repository root contains a "HEAD" file, a "config" file, an "objects" directory, a "refs" directory, with some work to ensure the proper ordering of operations, "go get -u" can be tricked into considering the parent directory as a repository root, and running Git commands on it. That will use the "config" file in the original Git repository root for its configuration, and if that config file contains malicious commands, they will execute on the system running "go get -u".

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-03/msg00044.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-05/msg00060.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-06/msg00011.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-06/msg00015.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-07/msg00010.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106226 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-16873 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://groups.google.com/forum/?pli=1#!topic/golang-announce/Kw31K8G7Fi0 Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201812-09 Mitigation Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation NIST   Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:golang:go:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
1.10.6
 cpe:2.3:a:golang:go:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
1.11.0
Up to (excluding)
1.11.3

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:leap:42.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16873
NVD Published Date:
12/14/2018
NVD Last Modified:
06/03/2019