Arbitrary File Write via Archive Extraction (Zip Slip) Affecting github.com/codeclysm/extract package, versions <3.0.1


0.0
medium
  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • User Interaction

    Required

  • Confidentiality

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-GOLANG-GITHUBCOMCODECLYSMEXTRACT-608493

  • published

    27 Aug 2020

  • disclosed

    25 Aug 2020

  • credit

    cmaglie

How to fix?

Upgrade github.com/codeclysm/extract to version 3.0.1 or higher.

Overview

github.com/codeclysm/extract is a Package that allows to extract archives in zip, tar.gz or tar.bz2 formats easily.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Arbitrary File Write via Archive Extraction (Zip Slip) via the extractor.

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

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