Cosign is a project under the sigstore organization which aims to make signatures invisible infrastructure. In versions prior to 1.12.0 a number of vulnerabilities have been found in cosign verify-blob, where Cosign would successfully verify an artifact when verification should have failed. First a cosign bundle can be crafted to successfully verify a blob even if the embedded rekorBundle does not reference the given signature. Second, when providing identity flags, the email and issuer of a certificate is not checked when verifying a Rekor bundle, and the GitHub Actions identity is never checked. Third, providing an invalid Rekor bundle without the experimental flag results in a successful verification. And fourth an invalid transparency log entry will result in immediate success for verification. Details and examples of these issues can be seen in the GHSA-8gw7-4j42-w388 advisory linked. Users are advised to upgrade to 1.12.0. There are no known workarounds for these issues.
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CPE URI Source package Min version Max version
cpe:2.3:a:sigstore:cosign:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* cosign >= None < 1.12.0

Vulnerable and fixed packages

Source package Branch Version Maintainer Status
cosign 3.16-community 1.10.1-r1 Ariadne Conill <> possibly vulnerable
cosign edge-community 1.12.1-r0 Ariadne Conill <> fixed