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CVE-2022-36065 Detail

Description

GrowthBook is an open-source platform for feature flagging and A/B testing. With some self-hosted configurations in versions prior to 2022-08-29, attackers can register new accounts and upload files to arbitrary directories within the container. If the attacker uploads a Python script to the right location, they can execute arbitrary code within the container. To be affected, ALL of the following must be true: Self-hosted deployment (GrowthBook Cloud is unaffected); using local file uploads (as opposed to S3 or Google Cloud Storage); NODE_ENV set to a non-production value and JWT_SECRET set to an easily guessable string like `dev`. This issue is patched in commit 1a5edff8786d141161bf880c2fd9ccbe2850a264 (2022-08-29). As a workaround, set `JWT_SECRET` environment variable to a long random string. This will stop arbitrary file uploads, but the only way to stop attackers from registering accounts is by updating to the latest build.


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/growthbook/growthbook/commit/1a5edff8786d141161bf880c2fd9ccbe2850a264 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/growthbook/growthbook/pull/487 Issue Tracking  Mitigation  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/growthbook/growthbook/security/advisories/GHSA-j24q-55xh-wm4r Issue Tracking  Mitigation  Patch  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-434 Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-22 Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  
CWE-24 Path Traversal: '../filedir' Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-36065
NVD Published Date:
09/06/2022
NVD Last Modified:
09/12/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.