SQL injection in Hibernate ORM



Published: 2020-11-19
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-25638
CWE ID CWE-89
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Hibernate ORM
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor Hibernate Team

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) SQL injection

Risk: High

CVSSv3: 7.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-25638

CWE-ID: CWE-89 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary SQL queries in database.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-supplied data when "hibernate.use_sql_comments" is configured to true. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected application and execute arbitrary SQL commands within the application database.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to read, delete, modify data in database and gain complete control over the affected application.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Hibernate ORM:

CPE External links

https://jvn.jp/en/jp/JVN90729322/index.html
https://hibernate.atlassian.net/browse/HHH-14225
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-25638
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1881353

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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