Upstream information

CVE-2023-35934 at MITRE

Description

yt-dlp is a command-line program to download videos from video sites. During file downloads, yt-dlp or the external downloaders that yt-dlp employs may leak cookies on HTTP redirects to a different host, or leak them when the host for download fragments differs from their parent manifest's host. This vulnerable behavior is present in yt-dlp prior to 2023.07.06 and nightly 2023.07.06.185519. All native and external downloaders are affected, except for `curl` and `httpie` (version 3.1.0 or later). At the file download stage, all cookies are passed by yt-dlp to the file downloader as a `Cookie` header, thereby losing their scope. This also occurs in yt-dlp's info JSON output, which may be used by external tools. As a result, the downloader or external tool may indiscriminately send cookies with requests to domains or paths for which the cookies are not scoped. yt-dlp version 2023.07.06 and nightly 2023.07.06.185519 fix this issue by removing the `Cookie` header upon HTTP redirects; having native downloaders calculate the `Cookie` header from the cookiejar, utilizing external downloaders' built-in support for cookies instead of passing them as header arguments, disabling HTTP redirectiong if the external downloader does not have proper cookie support, processing cookies passed as HTTP headers to limit their scope, and having a separate field for cookies in the info dict storing more information about scoping Some workarounds are available for those who are unable to upgrade. Avoid using cookies and user authentication methods. While extractors may set custom cookies, these usually do not contain sensitive information. Alternatively, avoid using `--load-info-json`. Or, if authentication is a must: verify the integrity of download links from unknown sources in browser (including redirects) before passing them to yt-dlp; use `curl` as external downloader, since it is not impacted; and/or avoid fragmented formats such as HLS/m3u8, DASH/mpd and ISM.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.1
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
CVSSv3 Version 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1213124 [NEW]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub 15 SP5
  • python311-yt-dlp >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
  • yt-dlp >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
  • yt-dlp-bash-completion >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
  • yt-dlp-fish-completion >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
  • yt-dlp-zsh-completion >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2023-374
openSUSE Leap 15.5
  • python311-yt-dlp >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
  • yt-dlp >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
  • yt-dlp-bash-completion >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
  • yt-dlp-fish-completion >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
  • yt-dlp-zsh-completion >= 2023.11.14-bp155.3.3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2023-374
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • yt-dlp >= 2023.07.06-1.1
  • yt-dlp-bash-completion >= 2023.07.06-1.1
  • yt-dlp-fish-completion >= 2023.07.06-1.1
  • yt-dlp-zsh-completion >= 2023.07.06-1.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA yt-dlp-2023.07.06-1.1


SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Jul 7 00:01:29 2023
CVE page last modified: Sun Nov 19 11:33:58 2023