Privilege escalation in Infinispan

Published: 2019-11-19
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-10174
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Database software

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Unsafe reflection

EUVDB-ID: #VU22827

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-10174

CWE-ID: CWE-470 - Use of Externally-Controlled Input to Select Classes or Code ('Unsafe Reflection')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to Infinispan uses an insecure invokeAccessibly method from ReflectionUtil class that allows to invoke other private methods. A local user can abuse this functionality to execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of Infinispan process.


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Vulnerable software versions

Infinispan: 4.0.0 - 9.4.16

CPE2.3 External links

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