Arbitrary File Write via Archive Extraction (Zip Slip) Affecting github.com/uber/astro/astro/tvm Open this link in a new tab package, versions <0.5.0


0.0
low
  • Attack Complexity

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-GOLANG-GITHUBCOMUBERASTROASTROTVM-472936

  • 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/uber/astro/astro/tvm to version 0.5.0 or higher.

Overview

github.com/uber/astro/astro/tvm is a package tvm which stands for Terraform version manager. It will automatically download and manage multiple Terraform binaries.

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