#VU79928 Deserialization of Untrusted Data in Spring for Apache Kafka

Published: 2023-08-31

Vulnerability identifier: #VU79928

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-34040


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Spring for Apache Kafka
Universal components / Libraries / Software for developers

Vendor: Spring


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

The vulnerability exists due to insecure input validation when processing serialized data. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted 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 under certain conditions.

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Vulnerable software versions

Spring for Apache Kafka: 3.0.0 - 3.0.9, 2.9.0 - 2.9.10, 2.8.0 - 2.8.11, 2.7.0 - 2.7.14, 2.6.0 - 2.6.13

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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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