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CVE-2023-44387 Detail


Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. When copying or archiving symlinked files, Gradle resolves them but applies the permissions of the symlink itself instead of the permissions of the linked file to the resulting file. This leads to files having too much permissions given that symlinks usually are world readable and writeable. While it is unlikely this results in a direct vulnerability for the impacted build, it may open up attack vectors depending on where build artifacts end up being copied to or un-archived. In versions 7.6.3, 8.4 and above, Gradle will now properly use the permissions of the file pointed at by the symlink to set permissions of the copied or archived file.


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  3.2 LOW
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/gradle/gradle/commit/3b406191e24d69e7e42dc3f3b5cc50625aa930b7 Patch 
https://github.com/gradle/gradle/releases/tag/v7.6.3 Release Notes 
https://github.com/gradle/gradle/releases/tag/v8.4.0 Release Notes 
https://github.com/gradle/gradle/security/advisories/GHSA-43r3-pqhv-f7h9 Vendor Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20231110-0006/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-732 Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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GitHub, Inc.