MitM attack in Grails

Published: 2019-06-11 | Updated: 2019-06-11
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-12728
CWE ID CWE-319
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Grails Subscribe
Vendor Grails

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Cleartext transmission of sensitive information

Severity: Medium

CVSSv3: 5.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-12728

CWE-ID: CWE-319 - Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform MitM attack.
The vulnerability exists due to the application used cleartext HTTP to resolve the SDKMan notification service. A remote attacker with ability to perform man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack can compromise the affected system by modifying data, passed over HTTP channel. 

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Grails: 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.3.0, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.3.7, 1.3.8, 1.3.9, 2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4, 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 2.3.0, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, 2.3.8, 2.3.9, 2.3.10, 2.3.11, 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.5.0, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.5.4, 2.5.5, 2.5.6, 3.0.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.3, 3.0.4, 3.0.5, 3.0.6, 3.0.7, 3.0.8, 3.0.9, 3.0.10, 3.0.11, 3.0.12, 3.0.13, 3.0.14, 3.0.15, 3.0.16, 3.0.17, 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.1.6, 3.1.7, 3.1.8, 3.1.9, 3.1.10, 3.1.11, 3.1.12, 3.1.13, 3.1.14, 3.1.15, 3.1.16, 3.2.0, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.2.7, 3.2.8, 3.2.9, 3.2.10, 3.2.11, 3.2.12, 3.2.13, 3.3.0, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4, 3.3.5, 3.3.6, 3.3.7, 3.3.8, 3.3.9

CPE External links

https://github.com/grails/grails-core/issues/11250
https://objectcomputing.com/news/2019/05/30/possible-grails-mitm-vulnerability

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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