GuardDog is a CLI tool to identify malicious PyPI packages. Versions prior to 0.1.5 are vulnerable to Relative Path Traversal when scanning a specially-crafted local PyPI package. Running GuardDog against a specially-crafted package can allow an attacker to write an arbitrary file on the machine where GuardDog is executed due to a path traversal vulnerability when extracting the .tar.gz file of the package being scanned, which exists by design in the tarfile.TarFile.extractall function. This issue is patched in version 0.1.5.
Published 2022-12-17 00:15:09
Updated 2023-06-27 18:19:51
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-23531

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 32 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-23531

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2022-23531

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: (Primary)
  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that should be within a restricted directory, but it does not properly neutralize sequences such as ".." that can resolve to a location that is outside of that directory.
    Assigned by: (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-23531

Products affected by CVE-2022-23531

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