Information disclosure in Apache Kafka



Published: 2020-01-14
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-12399
CWE ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Apache Kafka
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 3.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-12399

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to excessive data output within the Apache Kafka Connect REST API tasks endpoint. A remote authenticated user can issue a request to the same Connect cluster to obtain the connector's task configurations and the response will contain the plaintext secret.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Kafka: 2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.3.0

CPE External links

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2020/q1/4

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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