Arbitrary File Write via Archive Extraction (Zip Slip) Affecting github.com/cockroachdb/cockroach/pkg/workload/querylog Open this link in a new tab package, versions <19.2.0-beta.20190930


0.0
low
  • Attack Complexity

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-GOLANG-GITHUBCOMCOCKROACHDBCOCKROACHPKGWORKLOADQUERYLOG-472940

  • published

    11 Oct 2019

  • disclosed

    10 Sep 2019

  • credit

    Semmle Security Research

Introduced: 10 Sep 2019

CWE-22 Open this link in a new tab

How to fix?

Upgrade github.com/cockroachdb/cockroach/pkg/workload/querylog to version 19.2.0-beta.20190930 or higher.

Overview

github.com/cockroachdb/cockroach/pkg/workload/querylog is a package part of CockroachDB - the open source, cloud-native SQL database.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Arbitrary File Write via Archive Extraction (Zip Slip). Files within a zip file can break out of the target directory when being extracted.

Details

It is exploited using a specially crafted zip archive, that holds path traversal filenames. When exploited, a filename in a malicious archive is concatenated to the target extraction directory, which results in the final path ending up outside of the target folder. For instance, a zip may hold a file with a "../../file.exe" location and thus break out of the target folder. If an executable or a configuration file is overwritten with a file containing malicious code, the problem can turn into an arbitrary code execution issue quite easily.

The following is an example of a zip archive with one benign file and one malicious file. Extracting the malicous file will result in traversing out of the target folder, ending up in /root/.ssh/ overwriting the authorized_keys file:


+2018-04-15 22:04:29 ..... 19 19 good.txt

+2018-04-15 22:04:42 ..... 20 20 ../../../../../../root/.ssh/authorized_keys