CVE-2019-16941 Detail

Current Description

NSA Ghidra through 9.0.4, when experimental mode is enabled, allows arbitrary code execution if the Read XML Files feature of Bit Patterns Explorer is used with a modified XML document. This occurs in Features/BytePatterns/src/main/java/ghidra/bitpatterns/info/FileBitPatternInfoReader.java. An attack could start with an XML document that was originally created by DumpFunctionPatternInfoScript but then directly modified by an attacker (for example, to make a java.lang.Runtime.exec call).


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/NationalSecurityAgency/ghidra/blob/79d8f164f8bb8b15cfb60c5d4faeb8e1c25d15ca/Ghidra/Features/BytePatterns/src/main/java/ghidra/bitpatterns/info/FileBitPatternInfoReader.java#L187-L188 Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/NationalSecurityAgency/ghidra/commit/a17728f8c12effa171b17a25ccfb7e7d9528c5d0
https://github.com/NationalSecurityAgency/ghidra/issues/1090 Exploit  Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/purpleracc00n/CVE-2019-16941
https://twitter.com/NSAGov/status/1178812792159248385
https://www.symantec.com/security-center/vulnerabilities/writeup/110223?om_rssid=sr-advisories

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-91 XML Injection (aka Blind XPath Injection) cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-16941
NVD Published Date:
09/28/2019
NVD Last Modified:
10/04/2019
Source:
MITRE