Deserialization of Untrusted Data in packagist/knplabs/knp-snappy


GHSA-92rv-4j2h-8mjj, CVE-2023-41330

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Deserialization of Untrusted Data


knplabs/knp-snappy is a PHP library allowing thumbnail, snapshot or PDF generation from a url or a html page.


On March 17th the vulnerability CVE-2023-28115 was disclosed, allowing an attacker to gain remote code execution through PHAR deserialization. Version 1.4.2 added a check if (\strpos($filename, 'phar://') === 0) in the prepareOutput function to resolve this CVE, however if the user is able to control the second parameter of the generateFromHtml() function of Snappy, it will then be passed as the $filename parameter in the prepareOutput() function. In the original vulnerability, a file name with a phar:// wrapper could be sent to the fileExists() function, equivalent to the file_exists() PHP function. This allowed users to trigger a deserialization on arbitrary PHAR files. To fix this issue, the string is now passed to the strpos() function and if it starts with phar://, an exception is raised. However, PHP wrappers being case insensitive, this patch can be bypassed using PHAR:// instead of phar://. A successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows executing arbitrary code and accessing the underlying filesystem. The attacker must be able to upload a file and the server must be running a PHP version prior to 8. This issue has been addressed in commit d3b742d61a which has been included in version 1.4.3. Users are advised to upgrade. Users unable to upgrade should ensure that only trusted users may submit data to the AbstractGenerator->generate(...) function.

Affected Versions

All versions up to 1.4.2


Upgrade to version 1.4.3 or above.

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