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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')


Severity Medium
Score 4.7/10


A vulnerability in Apache Flink (1.1.0 through 1.1.5, 1.2.0 through 1.2.1, 1.3.0 through1.3.3, 1.4.0 through 1.4.2, 1.5.0 through 1.5.6, 1.6.0 through 1.6.4, 1.7.0 through 1.7.2, 1.8.0 through 1.8.3, 1.9.0 through 1.9.2, 1.10.0) where, when running a process with an enabled JMXReporter, with a port configured via metrics.reporter.reporter_name>.port, an attacker with local access to the machine and JMX port can execute a man-in-the-middle attack using a specially crafted request to rebind the JMXRMI registry to one under the attacker's control. This compromises any connection established to the process via JMX, allowing extraction of credentials and any other transferred data.

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

CWE-74 - Injection

Listed as the number one web application security risk on the 'OWASP Top Ten', injection attacks are widespread and dangerous, especially in legacy applications. Injection attacks are a class of vulnerabilities in which an attacker injects untrusted data into a web application that gets processed by an interpreter, altering the program's execution. This can result in data loss/theft, loss of data integrity, denial of service, and even compromising the entire system.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published