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RUSTSEC-2022-0031

Panic due to improper UTF-8 indexing

Issued
Package
rulex (crates.io)
Type
Vulnerability
Categories
Aliases
Details
https://github.com/rulex-rs/rulex/security/advisories/GHSA-8v9w-p43c-r885
Patched
  • >=0.4.3

Description

When parsing untrusted rulex expressions, rulex may panic, possibly enabling a Denial of Service attack. This happens when the expression contains a multi- byte UTF-8 code point in a string literal or after a backslash, because rulex tries to slice into the code point and panics as a result.

The flaw was corrected in commits fac6d58b25 and 330b3534e7 by using len_utf8() to derive character width in bytes instead of assuming ASCII encoding of 1 byte per char.