#VU64047 Improper Authentication in Apache Airflow

Published: 2023-09-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU64047

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-13927


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Apache Airflow
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor: Apache Foundation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to default setting for Airflow's Experimental API allow all API requests to be performed without authentication. A remote non-authenticated attacker can perform arbitrary API actions and eventually compromise the affected system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Airflow: 1.10.0 - 1.10.10

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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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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