Jackson-databind Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2019-12384) Threat Alert

Jackson-databind Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2019-12384) Threat Alert

August 6, 2019 | Mina Hao

Overview

Recently, a security researcher discovered a vulnerability (CVE-2019-12384) in jackson-databind, noting that when certain conditions are met, an attacker, via a malicious request, could bypass the blacklist restriction and remotely execute code in an affected server during deserialization.

Reference:

https://blog.doyensec.com/2019/07/22/jackson-gadgets.html

NSFOCUS’s Alert Level: [Blue]

For the definition of NSFOCUS’s alert levels, see “Description of NSFOCUS’s Security Alert Levels.”

Affected Versions

  • jackson-databind 2.x <= 2.9.9

Unaffected Versions

  • jackson-databind 2.9.9.1

Solutions

The vendor has fixed this vulnerability in jackson-databind V2.9.9.1 and users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

Besides, users can disable enableDefaultTyping for temporary protection.

Reference:

https://github.com/FasterXML/jackson-databind/releases

Description of NSFOCUS’s Security Alert Levels

Level Description Delivery of Technical Analysis Result Availability of Detection & Protection Rule Update
Red The vulnerability has an extensive and damaging impact, and is easy to exploit. Within 12 hours Within 16 hours
Orange The vulnerability has a comparatively extensive and damaging impact, and is comparatively easy to exploit. Within 12 hours Within 16 hours
Yellow The vulnerability has a controllable impact within a controllable scope, and is difficult to exploit. Within 12 hours Within 16 hours
Blue The vulnerability has a minor impact within a small scope, and is very difficult to exploit. On a weekly routine

Statement

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