Privilege Escalation Affecting org.apache.hadoop:hadoop-hdfs Open this link in a new tab package, versions [0.23.1, 0.23.11) [2.0.0-alpha, 2.4.1)

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  • published

    2 May 2019

  • disclosed

    31 May 2014

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How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.hadoop:hadoop-hdfs to version 0.23.11, 2.4.1 or higher.


org.apache.hadoop:hadoop-hdfs is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Privilege Escalation. Does not check authorization for the refreshNamenodes, deleteBlockPool and shutdownDatanode HDFS admin commands, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service or perform unnecessary operations by issuing a command.