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 for this issue can be found at https://github.com/dotnet/announcements/issues/287
Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for this vulnerability.
If you have a runtime or SDK with a version listed, or an affected package listed in affected software, you're exposed to the vulnerability.
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.
.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 targeting any of the impacted versions, these applications are also vulnerable and must be recompiled and redeployed.
If you have found a potential security issue in .NET 8.0 or .NET 7.0 or .NET 6.0, please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
V1.0 (November 14, 2023): Advisory published.
Last Updated 2023-11-14