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NOTICE UPDATED - April, 25th 2024

NIST has updated the NVD program announcement page with additional information regarding recent concerns and the temporary delays in enrichment efforts.

CVE-2023-51444 Detail

Description

GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. An arbitrary file upload vulnerability exists in versions prior to 2.23.4 and 2.24.1 that enables an authenticated administrator with permissions to modify coverage stores through the REST Coverage Store API to upload arbitrary file contents to arbitrary file locations which can lead to remote code execution. Coverage stores that are configured using relative paths use a GeoServer Resource implementation that has validation to prevent path traversal but coverage stores that are configured using absolute paths use a different Resource implementation that does not prevent path traversal. This vulnerability can lead to executing arbitrary code. An administrator with limited privileges could also potentially exploit this to overwrite GeoServer security files and obtain full administrator privileges. Versions 2.23.4 and 2.24.1 contain a fix for this issue.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver/commit/ca683170c669718cb6ad4c79e01b0451065e13b8
https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver/commit/fe235b3bb1d7f05751a4a2ef5390c36f5c9e78ae
https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver/pull/7222
https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver/security/advisories/GHSA-9v5q-2gwq-q9hq
https://osgeo-org.atlassian.net/browse/GEOS-11176

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  
CWE-434 Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

Change History

2 change records found show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-51444
NVD Published Date:
03/20/2024
NVD Last Modified:
03/20/2024
Source:
GitHub, Inc.