Privilege Escalation Affecting org.apache.hbase:hbase-rest package, versions [2.0.0,2.0.5) [2.1.0,2.1.4)

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  • published

    28 Mar 2019

  • disclosed

    28 Mar 2019

  • credit

    Gaurav Kanade

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.hbase:hbase-rest to version 2.0.5, 2.1.4 or higher.


org.apache.hbase:hbase-rest is an open-source, distributed, versioned, non-relational database.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Privilege Escalation. Authorization was incorrectly applied to users of the HBase REST server. Requests sent to the HBase REST server were executed with the permissions of the REST server itself, not with the permissions of the end-user.

This issue is only relevant when HBase is configured with Kerberos authentication, HBase authorization is enabled, and the REST server is configured with SPNEGO authentication.