Privilege Escalation Affecting org.apache.spark:spark-core_2.11 Open this link in a new tab package, versions [,2.1.3) [2.2.0,2.2.2) [2.3.0,2.3.1)

  • Attack Complexity


  • Integrity


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  • published

    19 Jul 2018

  • disclosed

    11 Jul 2018

  • credit

    Nehmé Tohmé

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.spark:spark-core_2.11 to version 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 2.3.1 or higher.


org.apache.spark:spark-core_2.11 is a cluster computing system for Big Data.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Privilege Escalation. When using PySpark or SparkR, it was possible for a different local user to connect to the Spark application and impersonate the user running the Spark application.