Executive Summary

Name CVE-2018-16873 First vendor Publication 2018-12-14
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2019-06-03

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Overall CVSS Score 8.1
Base Score 8.1 Environmental Score 8.1
impact SubScore 5.9 Temporal Score 8.1
Exploitabality Sub Score 2.2
Attack Vector Network Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High Availability Impact High
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 6.8 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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In Go before 1.10.6 and 1.11.x before 1.11.3, the "go get" command is vulnerable to remote code execution when executed with the -u flag and the import path of a malicious Go package, or a package that imports it directly or indirectly. Specifically, it is only vulnerable in GOPATH mode, but not in module mode (the distinction is documented at https://golang.org/cmd/go/#hdr-Module_aware_go_get). Using custom domains, it's possible to arrange things so that a Git repository is cloned to a folder named ".git" by using a vanity import path that ends with "/.git". If the Git repository root contains a "HEAD" file, a "config" file, an "objects" directory, a "refs" directory, with some work to ensure the proper ordering of operations, "go get -u" can be tricked into considering the parent directory as a repository root, and running Git commands on it. That will use the "config" file in the original Git repository root for its configuration, and if that config file contains malicious commands, they will execute on the system running "go get -u".

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-16873

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-20 Improper Input Validation

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 119
Os 1

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2019-01-11 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2019-1198005e1f.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2019-01-11 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2019-c424e3bb72.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-12-24 Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201812-09.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-12-17 Name : The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
File : ala_ALAS-2018-1130.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106226
CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-16873
GENTOO https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201812-09
MISC https://groups.google.com/forum/?pli=1#!topic/golang-announce/Kw31K8G7Fi0
SUSE http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-03/msg00044.html

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2020-05-23 02:12:54
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2020-05-23 01:09:34
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2019-06-04 00:19:03
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2019-06-03 21:19:18
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2019-05-27 17:19:20
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2019-04-19 21:19:26
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2019-04-17 00:19:09
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2019-03-30 09:19:23
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2019-02-06 17:19:16
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2018-12-22 17:19:18
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2018-12-18 17:19:08
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2018-12-14 17:19:15
  • First insertion