Security restrictions bypass in Apache Spark

Published: 2018-08-16 | Updated: 2021-10-20
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-11770
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Apache Spark
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Security restrictions bypass

EUVDB-ID: #VU14426

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-11770

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

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The vulnerability exists in Apache Spark running standalone master with the REST API enabled, or running Mesos master with cluster mode enabled due to improper security restrictions. A remote unauthenticated attacker can use the REST API, execute a driver program without authentication and perform unauthorized actions.


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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Spark: 1.3.0 - 2.3.1

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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