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Improper Input Validation


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Open Policy Agent (OPA) is an open source, general-purpose policy engine. The Rego compiler provides a (deprecated) `WithUnsafeBuiltins` function, which allows users to provide a set of built-in functions that should be deemed unsafe and as such rejected by the compiler if encountered in the policy compilation stage. A bypass of this protection has been found, where the use of the `with` keyword to mock such a built-in function (a feature introduced in OPA v0.40.0), isn't taken into account by `WithUnsafeBuiltins`. Multiple conditions need to be met in order to create an adverse effect. This issue affects versions 0.40.x prior to 0.43.1. As a workaround, avoid using the `WithUnsafeBuiltins` function and use the `capabilities` feature instead.

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CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.

Advisory Timeline

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