Vulnerability CVE-2020-14040


Published: 2020-06-17   Modified: 2020-06-18

Description:
Go version v0.3.3 of the x/text package fixes a vulnerability in encoding/unicode that could lead to the UTF-16 decoder entering an infinite loop, causing the program to crash or run out of memory. An attacker could provide a single byte to a UTF16 decoder instantiated with UseBOM or ExpectBOM to trigger an infinite loop if the String function on the Decoder is called, or the Decoder is passed to golang.org/x/text/transform.String.

Type:

CWE-835

(Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop'))

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5/10
2.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Partial
Affected software
Golang -> TEXT 

 References:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/golang-announce/bXVeAmGOqz0

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