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CVE-2023-42821 Detail


The package `github.com/gomarkdown/markdown` is a Go library for parsing Markdown text and rendering as HTML. Prior to pseudoversion `0.0.0-20230922105210-14b16010c2ee`, which corresponds with commit `14b16010c2ee7ff33a940a541d993bd043a88940`, parsing malformed markdown input with parser that uses parser.Mmark extension could result in out-of-bounds read vulnerability. To exploit the vulnerability, parser needs to have `parser.Mmark` extension set. The panic occurs inside the `citation.go` file on the line 69 when the parser tries to access the element past its length. This can result in a denial of service. Commit `14b16010c2ee7ff33a940a541d993bd043a88940`/pseudoversion `0.0.0-20230922105210-14b16010c2ee` contains a patch for this issue.


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:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/gomarkdown/markdown/blob/7478c230c7cd3e7328803d89abe591d0b61c41e4/parser/citation.go#L69 Product 
https://github.com/gomarkdown/markdown/commit/14b16010c2ee7ff33a940a541d993bd043a88940 Patch 
https://github.com/gomarkdown/markdown/security/advisories/GHSA-m9xq-6h2j-65r2 Exploit  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read cwe source acceptance level NIST   Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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GitHub, Inc.