GHSA-hcw3-j74m-qc58

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https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-hcw3-j74m-qc58
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https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2022/02/GHSA-hcw3-j74m-qc58/GHSA-hcw3-j74m-qc58.json
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Published
2022-02-09T22:17:37Z
Modified
2024-05-20T20:41:41Z
Severity
  • 6.3 (Medium) CVSS_V3 - CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L CVSS Calculator
Summary
Incorrect Calculation in github.com/open-policy-agent/opa
Details

Impact

Under certain conditions, pretty-printing an AST that contains synthetic nodes could change the logic of some statements by reordering array literals. Example of policies impacted are those that parse and compare web paths, see the example below.

All of these three conditions have to be met to create an adverse effect:

  1. An AST of Rego had to be created programmatically such that it ends up containing terms without a location (such as wildcard variables).
  2. The AST had to be pretty-printed using the github.com/open-policy-agent/opa/format package.
  3. The result of the pretty-printing had to be parsed and evaluated again via an OPA instance using the bundles, or the Golang packages.

If any of these three conditions are not met, you are not affected.

Notably, all three would be true if using optimized bundles, i.e. bundles created with opa build -O=1 or higher. In that case, the optimizer would fulfil condition (1.), the result of that would be pretty-printed when writing the bundle to disk, fulfilling (2.). When the bundle was then used, we'd satisfy (3.).

Example

For example, the process outlined above could turn this rule

hello {
    ["foo", _] = split(input.resource, "/")
}

into

hello {
    [_, "foo"] = split(input.resource, "/")
}

with an input of

{
    "resource": "foo/bar"
}

the result would change from

{
    "hello": true
}

to (no default value of hello)

{}

The severity was determined to be moderate because the conditions are quite particular. Please note that its only the OPA bundle build process thats affected. An OPA sidecar of version 0.36.0 with an optimized bundle built by OPA 0.32.1 would not face this bug.

Patches

Fixed in version 0.37.2.

Workarounds

  • Disabling optimization when creating bundles.

References

  • Introduced in https://github.com/open-policy-agent/opa/pull/3851
  • Backported for the 0.33.1 patch release: https://github.com/open-policy-agent/opa/commit/bfd984ddf93ef2c4963a08d4fdadae0bcf1a3717
  • Fixed by https://github.com/open-policy-agent/opa/commit/932e4ffc37a590ace79e9b75ca4340288c220239 and https://github.com/open-policy-agent/opa/commit/2bd8edab9e10e2dc9cf76ae8335ced0c224f3055

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References

Affected packages

Go / github.com/open-policy-agent/opa

Package

Name
github.com/open-policy-agent/opa
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Purl
pkg:golang/github.com/open-policy-agent/opa

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
0.33.1
Fixed
0.37.2