Apache DolphinScheduler High-Risk Vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-11974, CVE-2020-13922) Handling Guide

Apache DolphinScheduler High-Risk Vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-11974, CVE-2020-13922) Handling Guide

setembro 26, 2020 | Adeline Zhang

1. Vulnerability Description

On September 11, 2020, NSFOCUS detected that the Apache Software Foundation released security advisories fixing Apache DolphinScheduler permission overwrite vulnerability (CVE-2020-13922) and Apache DolphinScheduler remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-11974). CVE-2020-11974 is related to mysql connectorj remote code execution vulnerability. When choosing mysql as database, an attacker could execute code remotely on the DolphinScheduler server by inputting {“detectCustomCollations”:true, “autoDeserialize”:true} through jdbc connect parameters. CVE-2020-13922 allows an ordinary user to overwrite other users’ passwords in the DolphinScheduler system through api interface /dolphinscheduler/users/update. Affected users are advised to upgrade without delay.

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2. Scope of Impact

Apache DolphinScheduler permission overwrite vulnerability (CVE-2020-13922)

Affected versions

Unaffected versions

  • Apache DolphinScheduler >= 1.3.2

Apache DolphinScheduler remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-11974)

Affected versions

  • Apache DolphinScheduler = 1.2.0  1.2.1

Unaffected versions

  • Apache DolphinScheduler >= 1.3.1

3. Check for the Vulnerabilities

Detection with NSFOCUS Products

NSFOCUS Remote Security Assessment System (RSAS) and Web Vulnerability Scanning System (WVSS) are capable of scanning and detecting the vulnerability (CVE-2020-13922). Please upgrade them to the latest versions.

 VersionDownload Link
RSAS V6 system plug-in packageV6.0R02F01.1914http://update.nsfocus.com/update/downloads/id/108317
RSAS V6 web plug-in package V6.0R02F00.1811http://update.nsfocus.com/update/downloads/id/108341
WVSS 6.0 plug-in upgrade packageV6.0R03F00.177http://update.nsfocus.com/update/downloads/id/108342

For how to configure NSFOCUS RSAS, click the following link:


4. Mitigation

4.1  Official Fix

Currently, these vulnerabilities have been fixed in the latest Apache DolphinScheduler version. Affected users are advised to download and upgrade to 1.3.2 as soon as possible at the vendor’s website: https://dolphinscheduler.apache.org/zh-cn/docs/release/download.html.

4.2 Protection with NSFOCUS Products

NSFOCUS Intrusion Protection System (IPS), NSFOCUS Next-Generation Firewall System (NF), and NSFOCUS Unified Threat Sensor (UTS) have released rule upgrade packages to defend against the vulnerability (CVE-2020-11974). Affected users are advised to upgrade the rule base to the latest version to ensure that the security products can effectively protect against this vulnerability. The following table lists the rule base version of security products.

ProductRule Base VersionDownload Link

For how to update product rules, click the following links:

WAF: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/oubjPqR4DURWPvrQ9W9mWA

IPS: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/JsRktENQNj1TdZSU62N0Ww

NF: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/bggqcm9VqHiPnfV1XoNuDQ


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