GO-2023-1703

Source
https://pkg.go.dev/vuln/GO-2023-1703
Import Source
https://vuln.go.dev/ID/GO-2023-1703.json
Aliases
Published
2023-04-05T21:05:27Z
Modified
2023-12-06T01:02:52.236804Z
Details

Templates do not properly consider backticks (`) as Javascript string delimiters, and do not escape them as expected.

Backticks are used, since ES6, for JS template literals. If a template contains a Go template action within a Javascript template literal, the contents of the action can be used to terminate the literal, injecting arbitrary Javascript code into the Go template.

As ES6 template literals are rather complex, and themselves can do string interpolation, the decision was made to simply disallow Go template actions from being used inside of them (e.g. "var a = {{.}}"), since there is no obviously safe way to allow this behavior. This takes the same approach as github.com/google/safehtml.

With fix, Template.Parse returns an Error when it encounters templates like this, with an ErrorCode of value 12. This ErrorCode is currently unexported, but will be exported in the release of Go 1.21.

Users who rely on the previous behavior can re-enable it using the GODEBUG flag jstmpllitinterp=1, with the caveat that backticks will now be escaped. This should be used with caution.

References

Affected packages

Go / stdlib

Package

Name
stdlib

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
0The exact introduced commit is unknown
Fixed
1.19.8
Introduced
1.20.0-0
Fixed
1.20.3

Ecosystem specific

{
    "imports": [
        {
            "path": "html/template",
            "symbols": [
                "Template.Execute",
                "Template.ExecuteTemplate",
                "tJS",
                "tJSDelimited"
            ]
        }
    ]
}