Apache Derby versions up to 10.12.1.1 may be susceptible to an XML external entity (XXE) attack. Hive's metastore, where created, requires Derby when Apache Hadoop data sources are used with Apache Spark. Apache Derby is therefore included in the IBM Development Package for Apache Spark.
DESCRIPTION: Apache Derby could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML data by the XML datatype and XmlVTI. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read arbitrary files on the system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/115625 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM Development Package for Apache Spark 22.214.171.124 and earlier releases.
Principal Product and Version(s)
|Addressed Apache Derby Version|
|IBM Development Package for Apache Spark 126.96.36.199 and subsequent releases||Apache Derby v10.12.1.1 and subsequent releases|
|IBM Development Package for Apache Spark 188.8.131.52 and subsequent releases||Apache Derby v10.12.1.1 and subsequent releases|
Workarounds and Mitigations
IBM recommends upgrading to a remediated release of the IBM Development Package for Apache Spark.
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9th September 2016 : Original version published
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15 June 2018