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Red Hat OpenShift: CVE-2020-14040: golang.org/x/text: possibility to trigger an infinite loop in encoding/unicode could lead to crash

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Red Hat OpenShift: CVE-2020-14040: golang.org/x/text: possibility to trigger an infinite loop in encoding/unicode could lead to crash

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
06/17/2020
Created
12/30/2020
Added
12/29/2020
Modified
09/27/2021

Description

The x/text package before 0.3.3 for Go has 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.

Solution(s)

  • linuxrpm-upgrade-podman
  • linuxrpm-upgrade-skopeo

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