CVE-2020-15271 Detail

Current Description

In lookatme (python/pypi package) versions prior to 2.3.0, the package automatically loaded the built-in "terminal" and "file_loader" extensions. Users that use lookatme to render untrusted markdown may have malicious shell commands automatically run on their system. This is fixed in version 2.3.0. As a workaround, the `lookatme/contrib/terminal.py` and `lookatme/contrib/file_loader.py` files may be manually deleted. Additionally, it is always recommended to be aware of what is being rendered with lookatme.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  9.3 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/d0c-s4vage/lookatme/commit/72fe36b784b234548d49dae60b840c37f0eb8d84 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/d0c-s4vage/lookatme/pull/110 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/d0c-s4vage/lookatme/releases/tag/v2.3.0 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/d0c-s4vage/lookatme/security/advisories/GHSA-c84h-w6cr-5v8q Third Party Advisory 
https://pypi.org/project/lookatme/#history Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-78 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') cwe source acceptance level NIST   Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-15271
NVD Published Date:
10/26/2020
NVD Last Modified:
11/13/2020
Source:
GitHub, Inc.