Access Restriction Bypass Affecting org.dspace:dspace-server-webapp package, versions [7.0-beta1, 7.0-beta4.1)
Do your applications use this vulnerable package?
9 Mar 2021
15 Jan 2021
How to fix?
org.dspace:dspace-server-webapp to version 7.0-beta4.1 or higher.
Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Access Restriction Bypass. Multiple access control issues exist in
dspace-api development versions. These issues include:
- The SolrServiceResourceRestrictionPlugin doesn't check for dates on permissions, causing the embargoed items to be returned
- Discovery ignores the PreAuthorize permissions check which should ensure the item cannot be returned, not even when it's embedded
Note: These issues only exist in unreleased/development versions of DSpace v7.0, and it does not impact any production releases outside of beta/preview releases.