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Incorrect Authorization


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


An issue was discovered in Sonatype Nexus Repository Manager in versions 3.21.1 and 3.22.0. It is possible for a user with appropriate privileges to create, modify, and execute scripting tasks without use of the UI or API. NOTE: in 3.22.0, scripting is disabled by default (making this not exploitable).

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CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published