CVE-2020-17533 Detail

Current Description

Apache Accumulo versions 1.5.0 through 1.10.0 and version 2.0.0 do not properly check the return value of some policy enforcement functions before permitting an authenticated user to perform certain administrative operations. Specifically, the return values of the 'canFlush' and 'canPerformSystemActions' security functions are not checked in some instances, therefore allowing an authenticated user with insufficient permissions to perform the following actions: flushing a table, shutting down Accumulo or an individual tablet server, and setting or removing system-wide Accumulo configuration properties.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/12/29/1 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rf8c1a787b6951d3dacb9ec58f0bf1633790c91f54ff10c6f8ff9d8ed%40%3Cuser.accumulo.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rf8c1a787b6951d3dacb9ec58f0bf1633790c91f54ff10c6f8ff9d8ed@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-732 Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-280 Improper Handling of Insufficient Permissions or Privileges Reference acceptance level Apache Software Foundation  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-17533
NVD Published Date:
12/29/2020
NVD Last Modified:
12/30/2020
Source:
Apache Software Foundation