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CVE-2023-38497 Detail


Cargo downloads the Rust project’s dependencies and compiles the project. Cargo prior to version 0.72.2, bundled with Rust prior to version 1.71.1, did not respect the umask when extracting crate archives on UNIX-like systems. If the user downloaded a crate containing files writeable by any local user, another local user could exploit this to change the source code compiled and executed by the current user. To prevent existing cached extractions from being exploitable, the Cargo binary version 0.72.2 included in Rust 1.71.1 or later will purge caches generated by older Cargo versions automatically. As a workaround, configure one's system to prevent other local users from accessing the Cargo directory, usually located in `~/.cargo`.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/rust-lang/cargo/commit/d78bbf4bde3c6b95caca7512f537c6f9721426ff Patch 
https://github.com/rust-lang/cargo/pull/12443 Mailing List  Patch 
https://github.com/rust-lang/cargo/security/advisories/GHSA-j3xp-wfr4-hx87 Vendor Advisory 
https://github.com/rust-lang/wg-security-response/tree/main/patches/CVE-2023-38497 Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/QGKE6PGM4HIQUHPJRBQAHMELINSGN4H4/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.rust-lang.org/policies/security Product 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-732 Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-278 Insecure Preserved Inherited Permissions GitHub, Inc.  

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GitHub, Inc.