Bug 2125136 (CVE-2022-36069) - CVE-2022-36069 python-poetry: Argument Injection can lead to Local Code Execution
Summary: CVE-2022-36069 python-poetry: Argument Injection can lead to Local Code Execu...
Alias: CVE-2022-36069
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 2125154
Blocks: 2125135
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-09-08 05:56 UTC by Avinash Hanwate
Modified: 2022-11-25 07:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: python-poetry 1.1.9
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Last Closed: 2022-11-25 07:24:10 UTC

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Description Avinash Hanwate 2022-09-08 05:56:49 UTC
Poetry is a dependency manager for Python. When handling dependencies that come from a Git repository instead of a registry, Poetry uses various commands, such as `git clone`. These commands are constructed using user input (e.g. the repository URL). When building the commands, Poetry correctly avoids Command Injection vulnerabilities by passing an array of arguments instead of a command string. However, there is the possibility that a user input starts with a dash (`-`) and is therefore treated as an optional argument instead of a positional one. This can lead to Code Execution because some of the commands have options that can be leveraged to run arbitrary executables. If a developer is exploited, the attacker could steal credentials or persist their access. If the exploit happens on a server, the attackers could use their access to attack other internal systems. Since this vulnerability requires a fair amount of user interaction, it is not as dangerous as a remotely exploitable one. However, it still puts developers at risk when dealing with untrusted files in a way they think is safe, because the exploit still works when the victim tries to make sure nothing can happen, e.g. by vetting any Git or Poetry config files that might be present in the directory. Versions 1.1.9 and 1.2.0b1 contain patches for this issue.


Comment 1 Avinash Hanwate 2022-09-08 07:02:06 UTC
Created python-poetry-core tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2125154]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-11-25 07:24:08 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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