Privilege Escalation Affecting microsoft.aspnetcore.mvc.apiexplorer package, versions [,1.0.1)

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  • published

    13 Sep 2016

  • disclosed

    13 Sep 2016

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How to fix?

Upgrade Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.ApiExplorer to version 1.0.1 or higher.


Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.ApiExplorer is the explorer functionality for discovering metadata such as the list of controllers and actions, and their URLs and allowed HTTP methods.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Privilege Escalation. View Components could receive incorrect information, including the details of the current authenticated user. If a View Component depends on the vulnerable code and makes decisions based on the current user, then the it could make incorrect decisions that result in elevation of privilege.