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Deserialization of Untrusted Data

CVE-2020-24164

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

A deserialization flaw is present in Taoensso Nippy before 2.14.2. In some circumstances, it is possible for an attacker to create a malicious payload that, when deserialized, will allow arbitrary code to be executed. This occurs because there is automatic use of the Java Serializable interface.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data

Deserialization of untrusted data vulnerabilities enable an attacker to replace or manipulate a serialized object, replacing it with malicious data. When the object is deserialized at the victim's end the malicious data is able to compromise the victim’s system. The exploit can be devastating, its impact may range from privilege escalation, broken access control, or denial of service attacks to allowing unauthorized access to the application's internal code and logic which can compromise the entire system.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published