Upstream information

CVE-2020-14040 at MITRE

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.5 7.5
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact High High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1174397 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

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