Vulnerability identifier: #VU56790
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Apache Foundation
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
the vulnerability exists due to some components in Apache Kafka use "Arrays.equals" to validate a password or key, which is vulnerable to timing attacks. A local user can abuse the "Arrays.equals" to brute force access credentials and escalate privileges on the system.
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Vulnerable software versions
Apache Kafka: 2.0.0 - 2.8.0
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.