Advisory Published


First published: Tue Nov 14 2023(Updated: )

# Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2023-36049: .NET Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability ## <a name="executive-summary"></a>Executive summary Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to provide information about a vulnerability in .NET 6.0, .NET 7.0 and .NET 8.0 RC2. This advisory also provides guidance on what developers can do to update their applications to address this vulnerability. An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in .NET where untrusted URIs provided to System.Net.WebRequest.Create can be used to inject arbitrary commands to backend FTP servers. ## Announcement Announcement for this issue can be found at https://github.com/dotnet/announcements/issues/287 ### <a name="mitigation-factors"></a>Mitigation factors Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for this vulnerability. ## <a name="affected-software"></a>Affected software * Any .NET 6.0 application running on .NET 6.0.24 or earlier. * Any .NET 7.0 application running on .NET 7.0.13 or earlier. * Any .NET 8.0 application running on .NET 8.0 RC2. ## Advisory FAQ ### <a name="how-affected"></a>How do I know if I am affected? If you have a runtime or SDK with a version listed, or an affected package listed in [affected software](#affected-software), you're exposed to the vulnerability. ### <a name="how-fix"></a>How do I fix the issue? * To fix the issue please install the latest version of .NET 8.0 or .NET 7.0 or .NET 6.0. If you have installed one or more .NET SDKs through Visual Studio, Visual Studio will prompt you to update Visual Studio, which will also update your .NET SDKs. * If you are using one of the affected packages, please update to the patched version listed above. * If you have .NET 6.0 or greater installed, you can list the versions you have installed by running the `dotnet --info` command. You will see output like the following; ``` .NET Core SDK (reflecting any global.json): Version: 6.0.200 Commit: 8473146e7d Runtime Environment: OS Name: Windows OS Version: 10.0.18363 OS Platform: Windows RID: win10-x64 Base Path: C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\6.0.300\ Host (useful for support): Version: 6.0.5 Commit: 8473146e7d .NET Core SDKs installed: 6.0.200 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk] .NET Core runtimes installed: Microsoft.AspNetCore.App 6.0.5 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\shared\Microsoft.AspNetCore.App] Microsoft.NETCore.App 6.0.5 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\shared\Microsoft.NETCore.App] Microsoft.WindowsDesktop.App 6.0.5 [C:\Program Files\dotnet\shared\Microsoft.WindowsDesktop.App] To install additional .NET Core runtimes or SDKs: https://aka.ms/dotnet-download ``` * If you're using .NET 8.0, you should download and install .NET 8.0.0 Runtime or .NET 8.0.100 SDK (for Visual Studio 2022 v17.8) from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/8.0. * If you're using .NET 7.0, you should download and install Runtime 7.0.14 or SDK 7.0.114 (for Visual Studio 2022 v17.4) from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/7.0. * If you're using .NET 6.0, you should download and install Runtime 6.0.25 or SDK 6.0.317 (for Visual Studio 2022 v17.2) from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/6.0. .NET 6.0 and .NET 7.0 updates are also available from Microsoft Update. To access this either type "Check for updates" in your Windows search, or open Settings, choose Update & Security and then click Check for Updates. Once you have installed the updated runtime or SDK, restart your apps for the update to take effect. Additionally, if you've deployed [self-contained applications](https://docs.microsoft.com/dotnet/core/deploying/#self-contained-deployments-scd) targeting any of the impacted versions, these applications are also vulnerable and must be recompiled and redeployed. ## Other Information ### Reporting Security Issues If you have found a potential security issue in .NET 8.0 or .NET 7.0 or .NET 6.0, please email details to secure@microsoft.com. Reports may qualify for the Microsoft .NET Core & .NET 5 Bounty. Details of the Microsoft .NET Bounty Program including terms and conditions are at <https://aka.ms/corebounty>. ### Support You can ask questions about this issue on GitHub in the .NET GitHub organization. The main repos are located at https://github.com/dotnet/runtime and https://github.com/dotnet/aspnet/. The Announcements repo (https://github.com/dotnet/Announcements) will contain this bulletin as an issue and will include a link to a discussion issue. You can ask questions in the linked discussion issue. ### Disclaimer The information provided in this advisory is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply. ### External Links [CVE-2023-36049]( https://www.cve.org/CVERecord?id=CVE-2023-36049) ### Revisions V1.0 (November 14, 2023): Advisory published. _Version 1.0_ _Last Updated 2023-11-14_

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the severity of GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh?

    The severity of GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh is high with a CVSS score of 7.6.

  • Which versions of .NET are affected by GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh?

    GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh affects .NET 6.0, .NET 7.0, and .NET 8.0 RC2.

  • How does GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh impact the system?

    GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh is an elevation of privilege vulnerability in .NET, which can potentially allow attackers to gain higher privileges on the system.

  • How can I fix GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh?

    To fix GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh, update the affected versions of .NET to the specified patched versions: 7.0.14, 6.0.25, or 8.0.0 RC2.

  • Where can I find more information about GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh?

    More information about GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh can be found at the following references: [GitHub Advisory](https://github.com/dotnet/runtime/security/advisories/GHSA-c3hf-8vgx-72rh), [GitHub Announcements](https://github.com/dotnet/announcements/issues/287), [NVD](https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2023-36049).


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