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CVE-2022-36070 Detail

Current Description

Poetry is a dependency manager for Python. To handle dependencies that come from a Git repository, Poetry executes various commands, e.g. `git config`. These commands are being executed using the executable’s name and not its absolute path. This can lead to the execution of untrusted code due to the way Windows resolves executable names to paths. Unlike Linux-based operating systems, Windows searches for the executable in the current directory first and looks in the paths that are defined in the `PATH` environment variable afterward. This vulnerability can lead to Arbitrary Code Execution, which would lead to the takeover of the system. If a developer is exploited, the attacker could steal credentials or persist their access. If the exploit happens on a server, the attackers could use their access to attack other internal systems. Since this vulnerability requires a fair amount of user interaction, it is not as dangerous as a remotely exploitable one. However, it still puts developers at risk when dealing with untrusted files in a way they think is safe. The victim could also not protect themself by vetting any Git or Poetry config files that might be present in the directory, because the behavior is undocumented. Versions 1.1.9 and 1.2.0b1 contain patches for this issue.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  7.3 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/python-poetry/poetry/releases/tag/1.1.9 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/python-poetry/poetry/releases/tag/1.2.0b1 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/python-poetry/poetry/security/advisories/GHSA-j4j9-7hg9-97g6 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-426 Untrusted Search Path Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-36070
NVD Published Date:
09/07/2022
NVD Last Modified:
09/13/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.