Title: CVE-2020-14343 PyYAML library vulnerability in StarWind products

Note: StarWind will continue to update this vulnerability as new information becomes available.

Vulnerability ID: SW-20220509-0004

Version: 1.0

Date: 2022-05-09

Status: Final

CVEs: CVE-2020-14343

Summary

A vulnerability was discovered in the PyYAML library in versions before 5.4, where it is susceptible to arbitrary code execution when it processes untrusted YAML files through the full_load method or with the FullLoader loader. Applications that use the library to process untrusted input may be vulnerable to this flaw. This flaw allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system by abusing the python/object/new constructor. This flaw is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2020-1747.

Impact 

This flaw allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system by abusing the python/object/new constructor.

Vulnerability Scoring

CVE CVSS 2.0 Score CVSS 3.x Score
CVE-2020-14343 10.0 (HIGH) 9.8(CRITICAL)

Vector

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

References

Resource Hyperlink
NVD https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-14343

 

Affected Products: 

StarWind Command Center build 6003 v2

Not affected products:

StarWind SAN&NAS build 1064

StarWind Command Center build 5871

StarWind Command Center build 5856

StarWind Command Center build 5650

StarWind Command Center build 4992

StarWind VSAN for Hyper-V (all versions)

StarWind VTL component (all versions for Windows Server)

StarWind V2V (all versions)

StarWind Tape Redirector component (all versions)

StarWind Deduplication Analyzer (all versions)

StarWind rPerf (all versions)

StarWind iSCSI Accelerator (all versions)

StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator (all versions)

Software Versions and Fixes

Fixed in StarWind Command Center v2 build 7024

Workaround

Update StarWind Command Center to the build 7024 or higher.

Obtaining Software Fixes 

Software updates will be available in StarWind release notes – https://www.starwindsoftware.com/release-notes-build. To update the software, perform the steps described at the following link  – https://knowledgebase.starwindsoftware.com/guidance/upgrading-from-any-starwind-version-to-any-starwind-version/ or contact support to perform an update. You can submit a support request using the following link https://www.starwindsoftware.com/support-form or contact Support directly via email support@starwind.com or via phone +1 617 829 4499.

Status of Notice

Final 

StarWind will continue to update information regarding this vulnerability as new details become available.

This vulnerability article should be considered as the single source of current, up-to-date, authorized and accurate information posted by StarWind Software.

Revision History 

Revision # Date Comments
1.0 2022-05-09 Initial Public Release