Security restrictions bypass in Apache Derby

Published: 2018-05-08
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-1313
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Apache Derby
Server applications / Database software

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Security restrictions bypass

EUVDB-ID: #VU12420

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-1313

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions to the target system.

The weakness exists in the Network Server component due to improper security restrictions. If the Derby Network Server is started without specifying a security manager, the Derby Network Server will install a default Java security manager that enforces a basic policy. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted packet and cause the system to boot a database for which the location and contents of the database are under the attacker's control.


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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Derby: -

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