Remote code execution in Apache Commons Configuration



Published: 2022-07-06 | Updated: 2022-08-10
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-33980
CWE-ID CWE-94
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Apache Commons Configuration
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU64957

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-33980

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Commons Configuration: 2.4 - 2.7


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.apache.org/thread/tdf5n7j80lfxdhs2764vn0xmpfodm87s

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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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