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Missing Authorization


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


An authenticated user can execute ALTER TABLE EXCHANGE PARTITIONS without being authorized by Apache Sentry before 2.0.1. This can allow an attacker unauthorized access to the partitioned data of a Sentry protected table and can allow an attacker to remove data from a Sentry protected table.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-862 - Missing Authorization

The missing authorization vulnerability occurs when a software program allows users to access privileged parts of the program without verifying the user credentials. Impact of such a vulnerability depends on the resources employed by the software, ranging from account takeover to sensitive information exposure, denial of service, and complete system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published