CVE-2021-25646 Apache Druid - RCE
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1.1 Vulnerability Summary
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1.2 CVSS Score
The CVSS Base score of this vulnerability is 8.8 High as per NVD.
1.3 Affected Version
Apache Druid 0.20.0 and earlier.
1.4 Vulnerability Attribution
This vulnerability is reported by Litch1 from the Security Team of Alibaba Cloud.
1.5 Risk Impact
Druid is a column-oriented, open-source, distributed data store written in Java. Druid is designed to quickly ingest massive quantities of event data and provide low-latency queries on top of the data.
Druid is commonly used in business intelligence/OLAP applications to analyze high volumes of real-time and historical data. Druid is used in production by Top 100 technology companies such as Alibaba, Airbnb, Cisco, eBay, Lyft, Netflix, PayPal, Pinterest, Twitter, Walmart, Wikimedia Foundation and Yahoo.
Exploiting this vulnerability will allow an attacker to take over production machines or plant backdoor for exfiltration of critical company and customer information. There are no publicly available exploits.
1.6 Virsec Security Platform (VSP) Support:
VSP-Web capability can detect all types of command injection attack and prevent this vulnerability from being exploited.
VSP-Host monitors processes that are spawned which are not part of a set of whitelisted processes. Any attempt to execute a new command or unknown binary would be denied by VSP-Host’s Process Monitoring capability.
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