CVE-2021-21290 Detail

Current Description

Netty is an open-source, asynchronous event-driven network application framework for rapid development of maintainable high performance protocol servers & clients. In Netty before version 4.1.59.Final there is a vulnerability on Unix-like systems involving an insecure temp file. When netty's multipart decoders are used local information disclosure can occur via the local system temporary directory if temporary storing uploads on the disk is enabled. On unix-like systems, the temporary directory is shared between all user. As such, writing to this directory using APIs that do not explicitly set the file/directory permissions can lead to information disclosure. Of note, this does not impact modern MacOS Operating Systems. The method "File.createTempFile" on unix-like systems creates a random file, but, by default will create this file with the permissions "-rw-r--r--". Thus, if sensitive information is written to this file, other local users can read this information. This is the case in netty's "AbstractDiskHttpData" is vulnerable. This has been fixed in version 4.1.59.Final. As a workaround, one may specify your own "java.io.tmpdir" when you start the JVM or use "DefaultHttpDataFactory.setBaseDir(...)" to set the directory to something that is only readable by the current user.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  6.2 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/netty/netty/commit/c735357bf29d07856ad171c6611a2e1a0e0000ec Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/netty/netty/security/advisories/GHSA-5mcr-gq6c-3hq2 Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r0053443ce19ff125981559f8c51cf66e3ab4350f47812b8cf0733a05@%3Cdev.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r02e467123d45006a1dda20a38349e9c74c3a4b53e2e07be0939ecb3f@%3Cdev.ranger.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r0857b613604c696bf9743f0af047360baaded48b1c75cf6945a083c5@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r10308b625e49d4e9491d7e079606ca0df2f0a4d828f1ad1da64ba47b@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r1908a34b9cc7120e5c19968a116ddbcffea5e9deb76c2be4fa461904@%3Cdev.zookeeper.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r2748097ea4b774292539cf3de6e3b267fc7a88d6c8ec40f4e2e87bd4@%3Cdev.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r2936730ef0a06e724b96539bc7eacfcd3628987c16b1b99c790e7b87@%3Cissues.zookeeper.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r2fda4dab73097051977f2ab818f75e04fbcb15bb1003c8530eac1059@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r326ec431f06eab7cb7113a7a338e59731b8d556d05258457f12bac1b@%3Cdev.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r4efed2c501681cb2e8d629da16e48d9eac429624fd4c9a8c6b8e7020@%3Cdev.tinkerpop.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r59bac5c09f7a4179b9e2460e8f41c278aaf3b9a21cc23678eb893e41@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r5bf303d7c04da78f276765da08559fdc62420f1df539b277ca31f63b@%3Cissues.zookeeper.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r5c701840aa2845191721e39821445e1e8c59711e71942b7796a6ec29@%3Cusers.activemq.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r5e4a540089760c8ecc2c411309d74264f1dad634ad93ad583ca16214@%3Ccommits.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r5e66e286afb5506cdfe9bbf68a323e8d09614f6d1ddc806ed0224700@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r71dbb66747ff537640bb91eb0b2b24edef21ac07728097016f58b01f@%3Ccommits.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r743149dcc8db1de473e6bff0b3ddf10140a7357bc2add75f7d1fbb12@%3Cdev.zookeeper.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r790c2926efcd062067eb18fde2486527596d7275381cfaff2f7b3890@%3Cissues.bookkeeper.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r7bb3cdc192e9a6f863d3ea05422f09fa1ae2b88d4663e63696ee7ef5@%3Cdev.ranger.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r9924ef9357537722b28d04c98a189750b80694a19754e5057c34ca48@%3Ccommits.pulsar.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/ra0fc2b4553dd7aaf75febb61052b7f1243ac3a180a71c01f29093013@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/ra503756ced78fdc2136bd33e87cb7553028645b261b1f5c6186a121e@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rb06c1e766aa45ee422e8261a8249b561784186483e8f742ea627bda4@%3Cdev.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rb51d6202ff1a773f96eaa694b7da4ad3f44922c40b3d4e1a19c2f325@%3Ccommits.pulsar.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rb592033a2462548d061a83ac9449c5ff66098751748fcd1e2d008233@%3Cissues.zookeeper.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rc0087125cb15b4b78e44000f841cd37fefedfda942fd7ddf3ad1b528@%3Cissues.zookeeper.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rc488f80094872ad925f0c73d283d4c00d32def81977438e27a3dc2bb@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rcd163e421273e8dca1c71ea298dce3dd11b41d51c3a812e0394e6a5d@%3Ccommits.pulsar.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rdba4f78ac55f803893a1a2265181595e79e3aa027e2e651dfba98c18@%3Cjira.kafka.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/02/msg00016.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4885 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.oracle.com//security-alerts/cpujul2021.html
https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuApr2021.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-378 Creation of Temporary File With Insecure Permissions Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  
CWE-379 Creation of Temporary File in Directory with Insecure Permissions Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-21290
NVD Published Date:
02/08/2021
NVD Last Modified:
07/20/2021
Source:
GitHub, Inc.