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Security Advisories: GSA_kwCzR0hTQS1oaDJxLXF2NjYtamNxZ84AA6AZ

Whoogle Search Path Traversal vulnerability

Whoogle Search is a self-hosted metasearch engine. Versions 0.8.3 and prior have a limited file write vulnerability when the configuration options in Whoogle are enabled. The config function in app/ does not validate the user-controlled name variable on line 447 and config_data variable on line 437. The name variable is insecurely concatenated in os.path.join, leading to path manipulation. The POST data from the config_data variable is saved with pickle.dump which leads to a limited file write. However, the data that is saved is earlier transformed into a dictionary and the url key value pair is added before the file is saved on the system. All in all, the issue allows us to save and overwrite files on the system that the application has permissions to, with a dictionary containing arbitrary data and the url key value, which is a limited file write. Version 0.8.4 contains a patch for this issue.

Source: GitHub Advisory Database
Origin: Unspecified
Severity: Moderate
Classification: General
Published: about 1 month ago
Updated: about 1 month ago

CVSS Score: 5.3
CVSS vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Identifiers: GHSA-hh2q-qv66-jcqg, CVE-2024-22204
References: Repository:
Blast Radius: 0.0

Affected Packages

Dependent packages: 0
Dependent repositories: 1
Downloads: 634 last month
Affected Version Ranges: >= 0, < 0.8.4
Fixed in: 0.8.4
All affected versions: 0.1.0, 0.1.3, 0.1.4, 0.2.0, 0.2.1, 0.3.0, 0.3.1, 0.3.2, 0.4.0, 0.4.1, 0.5.0, 0.5.1, 0.5.2, 0.5.3, 0.5.4, 0.6.0, 0.7.0, 0.7.1, 0.7.2, 0.7.3, 0.7.4, 0.8.0, 0.8.1, 0.8.2, 0.8.3
All unaffected versions: 0.8.4