Red Hat Data Grid update for XStream

Published: 2023-03-18
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-39144
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
JBoss Data Grid
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU68720

Risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-39144

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

Exploit availability: Yes


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

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

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


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

JBoss Data Grid: 7.3.0 - 7.3.9

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?