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CVE-2021-43783 Detail

Current Description

@backstage/plugin-scaffolder-backend is the backend for the default Backstage software templates. In affected versions a malicious actor with write access to a registered scaffolder template is able to manipulate the template in a way that writes files to arbitrary paths on the scaffolder-backend host instance. This vulnerability can in some situation also be exploited through user input when executing a template, meaning you do not need write access to the templates. This method will not allow the attacker to control the contents of the injected file however, unless the template is also crafted in a specific way that gives control of the file contents. This vulnerability is fixed in version `0.15.14` of the `@backstage/plugin-scaffolder-backend`. This attack is mitigated by restricting access and requiring reviews when registering or modifying scaffolder templates.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  8.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:H/A:L


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/backstage/backstage/commit/f9352ab606367cd9efc6ff048915c70ed3013b7f Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/backstage/backstage/security/advisories/GHSA-mg3m-f475-28hv Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-43783
NVD Published Date:
11/29/2021
NVD Last Modified:
12/01/2021
Source:
GitHub, Inc.